Queens Park Rangers are close to reaching an agreement with Imperial College as they look to take a significant step to moving to a new training ground.
The club have been in talks over a new facility for some time, and they had originally identified an option at Warren Farm way back in 2012. However, that was not going to be straightforward due to objections that were raised throughout, although the Supreme Court rejected attempts to overturn planning permission two years ago and it seemed as though plans would go ahead.
Yet, in another twist, the club confirmed earlier this month that they were pursuing another site, so work on Warren Farm wouldn’t go ahead as had been planned, even though they would still do something to help the local community.
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And, West London Sport later revealed that the new site in question is on Crane Lodge Road and is known as as the Concorde Club, with the R’s academy sides based there. They have now provided a further update on that as they explained how talks with the owners of the site, Imperial College, are at a very advanced stage and an ‘agreement is almost in place’.
That will be a big relief for those at the club as they look to move the club to their own training ground and it signals the progress that the Londoners are looking to make off the field. Meanwhile, on the pitch, Mark Warburton’s side have had a decent season and they are just six points behind the play-off places with nine games left to play in the Championship.