Revealed: Liverpool FC’s £50 million Kirkby training ground redevelopment masterplan

As plans are set in motion for Liverpool’s £50 million training ground redevelopment this month, the club’s Kirkby masterplan has been revealed.

The Reds are plotting to go ahead with plans to combine their first-team and academy training grounds, as well as improving facilities around the area in Kirkby.

Working in conjunction with the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, the proposed redevelopment would see the acquisition of further land in the surrounding area.

This would begin in early 2018, and is expected to be completed in time for pre-season for the 2019/20 campaign.

A public consultation was held on Wednesday, and the club’s masterplan for their Kirkby redevelopment was revealed, including improvements to community pitches on Simonswood Lane:

Combined Training Facilities

  • New combined first-team and academy building
  • Upgraded match pitch with improved floodlighting
  • 499-capacity viewing stand for parents and guests

New Indoor Training Facility

  • First-class covered facilities
  • Reduced noise and light spillage
  • Non-disruptive to local landscape

Entrances & Exterior

  • New entrances on Simonswood Lane and Arbour Lane
  • Visibility screening around exterior of facility
  • Wind and weather protection for pitches

Community Improvements

  • Five new state-of-the-art grass pitches
  • New car-parking and changing facilities
  • Improved CCTV and lighting
  • Replacement pathways between Northwood and Knowsley Business Park

More is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, following Wednesday’s consultation at the Northwood Community Centre.

Check out more pictures of Liverpool’s Kirkby redevelopment here.

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