Football.London have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have now submitted a planning application to Enfield Council to extend the first-team area of Hotspur Way, with the move intended to help the future first-team head coach and his coaching staff.

Tottenham’s Enfield base is considered to be one of the best facilities in the world, with the training ground often used by England and other national teams when they play in London.

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Since it was first built back in 2012, the club have made continuous improvements to Hotspur Way, with work currently underway to build a new media centre.

Football.London have now reported that Spurs want to extend the first team training centre building to help house their ever-growing numbers of coaching staff.

The report explains that the proposal is for ‘a single-storey extension to the northernmost bay protrusion of the first team wing in order to provide additional facilities for use by the first-team coaches, including new dedicated office spaces, private offices and meeting rooms’.

In the application that the club submitted to Enfield Council, they explained that the recent advancements in sport science and other developments around the game have necessitated the need for more resources for the coaching staff.

The application, prepared by F3 Architects, reads: “The brief for the proposed first team extension has developed as a direct response to the club’s ongoing operational needs, as they seek to continue their success at the highest level of European football.

“The club is committed to continue delivering a high-quality service and talent development suited for a top-tier football team.

“As a result, the size and existing facilities in its current building must follow suit in terms of expansion and improvement, within this advancing field of sports facilities.

“Since the training centre opened nearly 10 years ago in late 2012 there have been a number of developments across the elite men’s professional game and sports science that now require the club to investigate the need to expand the first team wing at the training centre.

“This would support the operational and training requirements of the first team, and help to maintain the facility’s world-class status, which is vital to club’s ability to perform at the highest national and international levels, as well as attract future talent.

“These new developments in sports science have required the number of permanent staff members to increase from 105 in 2016 to 190 in 2021, due to the expansion of existing departments within the centre, and a number of newly formed ones.”

Spurs Web Opinion

The Hotspur Way complex, along with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, is one of the club’s crown jewels as players and managers who come to the facility cannot help but be impressed.

It is good to see that the club are making continuous improvements to the training ground and are not sparing any expenses in giving their coaches, staff and players the best facilities to help them prepare and recover.

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