FWP help team reach their goal

FC United ground project by FWP

FC United ground project by FWP

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The Preston-based Frank Whittle Partnership team has successfully managed the project to build non-league football club FC United’s new Manchester home.

And the new 4,000 capacity Broadhurst Park ground in Moston will open its doors to fans tonight in a specially arranged showpiece match against Portuguese football giants Benfica.

The Preston-based FWP team has provided project management and quantity surveying support for the development of the £6.3 million development at the Ronald Johnson Playing Fields.

The traditional-style ground, designed by Cheshire-based architects IBI Taylor Young, includes a 2,500-capacity terrace behind one of the goals.

A new state-of-the art 3G and two grass pitches for community use make up the sporting complex.

The Benfica match will be a dual celebration since FC United’s promotion to the Conference North was confirmed in April, which means they are now just two divisions below the Football League.

Daniel Thompson, associate at FWP, said: “Broadhurst Park is looking fantastic and will be a great home for FC United, as wellvas providing sporting facilities for the local community. It has been a real team effort and we’re all looking forward to seeing the team and Benfica step out onto the pitch for what promises to be a great occasion for everyone involved in turning the vision into reality.”

FWP has a strong track record in designing and project managing state-of-the-art sporting facilities. It was behind Preston North End’s Deepdale redevelopment.