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Burnley FC, Gawthorpe


Project Overview

Zerum acted as planning consultant to gain planning permission to create a state-of-the-art training ground at the football clubs training ground at Gawthorpe. The scheme included the erection of a new indoor training facility with associated outdoor football pitches and floodlighting.


  • The site presented a number of challenges, including its location within the Green Belt and its position immediately adjacent to the Grade I Listed Building Gawthorpe Hall.
  • The application was accompanied by a full suite of supporting documents including a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Ecological Assessment and a Heritage Assessment.
  • A major factor in the decision making process was the ability of the new site to accommodate the population of wintering birds who currently utilise the site.
  • Given the sensitivities of the site, discussions were held with numerous local bodies and statutory consultees including, Historic England, The National Trust and the RSPB.
  • The building and landscaping were sensitively designed, including the use of natural materials and a green roof.
  • The new facility forms the centre piece of both First Team and Youth Academy Teams.
  • Client: Burnley Football Club
  • Location: Gawthorpe, Burnley
  • Sector: Sport & Leisure

Key Facts


5,630 sqm

Sport & Leisure

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