Top sports stadium design studio the Frank Whittle Partnership has been appointed by ambitious non-league football club FC United of Manchester to create its new home in the city.
The FWP team will project manage the development for the planned 5,000 capacity ground on Ronald Johnson Playing Fields in Moston.
The £5.5m project is the latest in a series of high-profile football ground developments the architecture and design practice has worked on and helped to deliver.
FC United, founded in 2005, is currently in the Evo-Stik League.
However, it has ambitions to continue its rise through the football pyramid.
The Preston-based practice has a strong track record in both designing and delivering state-of-the-art sporting facilities.
More than 60 sports clubs throughout the country have benefitted from FWP’s advice, with many of them going on to design and build modern new facilities.
FWP has worked on projects with Preston North End and Fleetwood Town and is developing stadia and community assets for clubs such as Oldham Athletic, Peterborough United and Berwick Rangers.
Another current project is a masterplan for an £18m sports and science park at Kirkham.
David Robinson, managing partner at FWP, said: “We have been working with the FC United team on the concept of their new ground from the start of the project and we are delighted that we are now working to turn that vision into reality.”
In Preston, FWP drew up a whole new stadium and incorporated a NHS health centre under one of the main stands, a deal which helped finance the rebuilding of Deepdale.