2014 - OngoingSector
“We are building a structure for the future, not just a team of all-stars” announced Sheikh Mansour in 2008 with reference to Manchester City Football Club. Six years and £200m later, Mansour’s vision has been realised in the Etihad Training Complex; an 80 acre site where over 450 players train each week. The site, home to 17 football pitches and a 7000 seat stadium for reserve matches, is an epitome of innovation and state of the art design that CLD are proud to have contributed to.
During the early stages of project conception, CLD Fencing Systems were approached by the architects to provide professional design input for the perimeter fencing and gate systems which was critical to the final outcome. Our project managers remained dedicated and focussed throughout ensuring that our products complemented the Manchester City Brand and the environment they wished to create.
CLD Fencing Systems continue to be the framework Fencing designer and manufacturer for all works carried out at the complex and are constantly innovating new designs and solutions from their range of Sport Fencing Systems. In order to ensure customer care stayed at the forefront, CLD worked with our CLD Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) member and the main contractor, BAM Construction, to ensure absolute delivery of the completed product and continuity for the project.
Creating a secure perimeter and state of the art training complex required a number of Rigid Mesh Fencing Systems and Security Gates to be designed and manufactured.
Creating a world class training complex presents a number of key requirements when it comes to the external, internal fencing systems and physical access control.
If we go into the market and we compete to bring young players or first-team players in, having a facility like this can only help. Arsenal was really good, Inter was really good, but I think this training facility takes it to a different level. – Patrick Vieira