Updated Details of Southam United development unveiled

Fri 25 Jan 2013

Updated and additional information is now to be shown to the public of plans for the two million pound sports and community hub development at Southam United Football Club. It is intended that the scheme will be funded by housing and employment development on the Banbury Road site including 240 new homes. 

An exhibition is being held at the Graham Adams Centre in the town on Saturday 2nd February which will show the proposed layout of the sports and community facilities and houses, a significant proportion of which will be affordable homes. 

Ambitious plans for dramatic improvements to the sports clubs on the site were initially revealed last year.  The development will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the 230 playing members of Southam United Football Club including its Midland Football Combination Premier League side.  The architects for the prestigious scheme will be the Frank Whittle Partnership which has also designed new stadia for Preston North End, Peterborough United and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.

The proposals include two new floodlit pitches with the main stadium pitch meeting all the ground grading criteria for the Evo-stik Southern League with room for two thousand spectators.  The two-storey Sports and Community Hub building will have eight changing rooms and a range of other facilities for sporting and community use.  For the Bowling Club there will be a new self-contained, full-size bowling green, pavilion and car park.

The residential scheme will have a mixture of 1-4 bedroom properties, including detached, semi-detached and terraced houses and apartments.  A club spokesman said that “The apartment buildings will be modern in design while the individual houses and terraces will blend in with the traditional style of existing homes in Southam.  We really hope people come along to take a look at the plans; we hope they’ll like them and we will be on hand to answer any questions they might have.”

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