After many years of designing and planning, work started on Friday 31st May 2019 for the clubs new Changing Rooms and Hospitality facilities.
Planning permission was granted along with our Grandstand, Floodlights and Perimeter Fencing a few years ago, but it is only now, after achieving an FA Football Stadia Grant, a grant from The Snodland Partnership and various donations and sponsorship from within the club and local community, that we have got to the position of building work commencing.
This is a major step in the clubs history as it will make us totally self contained within the ground, satisfying all Southern Counties East Football League requirements. It will also enable the club to move forward in its ambition to reach a higher level in the national football pyramid.
Club Chairman, Dave Jeal, commented. “This is a momentous step forward in the clubs history and my grateful thanks goes to those within the club who put in a great deal of time and effort to achieve this moment. Thanks must also go to several supporters of the club who have also given time or donations towards this project.”
Currently there is no completion date but we will be keeping you updated on the progress of the build. Photos will appear below throughout the various stages of construction so that you can gauge how the project is progressing.
We would like to thank all those who have helped us build our new clubhouse so far.
SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS
Tony Colyer (Carpenter)
Lee Stuckey (Electrician)
Ian Butterfield (Painter)
Specialist Screed (Flooring)
Huge thanks also to all those supporters and people not directly associated with the club
who have donated money towards the project.
Project Update: 2 May 2021
It has been over a month since our last report and although we have suffered with a few set backs work is progressing well and to a certain point we can see an end result in sight.
Following the laying of tarmac to the outside areas work has been concentrated on the inside of the hospitality facility. All walls and ceilings have now been plastered enabling further work to progress.
Over the next few days flooring will be laid to the toilets and bar areas. Painting, second fix electrics and second fix plumbing will also be taking place. When this work is complete a finish line will be hopefully in sight.
One announcement to make is that we have now signed an agreement with Shepherd Neame to supply draught and bottled beers so that we can offer a full bar menu for our customers. We are hoping to announce an opening date for our new clubhouse very soon.