Key details of QPR’s proposed new training ground have emerged as the club look to seal a deal for a site in Cranford.
West London Sport recently reported that Rangers had pulled the plug on their long-running attempt to build a training base at Warren Farm – and that another site had been identified.
QPR confirmed that they were no longer pursuing the Warren Farm site, having been involved in a lengthy legal battle with local objectors.
And West London Sport have given an update on a number of other factors regarding the move….
- QPR are on the verge of a deal with the site’s owners, Imperial College.
- It will be a phased move from the club’s current training ground at Harlington, which is also owned by Imperial.
- That is likely to mean Portakabins are initially used at Cranford and that the pitches there will be relaid.
- The lease at Harlington expires this summer, West London Sport say, and there are discussions between QPR and Imperial about extending it.
- It is still Rangers’ aim to have their academy – which is currently based at the Cranford site – at the same location as the senior squad.
Verdict: A major boost for QPR
So it seems QPR are close to finally securing the new training ground they have been pursuing for many years.
The news will be welcomed by fans – especially given the frustration of the Warren Farm saga.
Rangers’ owners have made it clear that a new training ground is a priority and getting a deal over the line would be a huge boost for the club.