Brian Caldwell gives an update as the building begins to move up to the training groundShrewsbury Town CEO Brian Caldwell is delighted to see the training ground coming together as the buildings began to move up to Sundorne Castle on Monday.
The building had been stored at the back of the West Stand, but over the next 48 hours the building will be assembled at the training ground and Brian is pleased to see it starting to take shape.
“It’s pleasing to get sight of the buildings at last going into the training ground,” Brian told ShrewsWeb.
“It’s obviously early stages, but it’s good to get them out of the stadium because obviously they’ve been there for a few of weeks now and we wanted to get them up here as quickly as we could, so it’s pleasing to see it starting to take shape.
“It doesn’t look a lot yet because it’s just the first couple of units, but hopefully over the next 48 hours the building will start to take shape and we can do work after that to get them fitted out internally.”
The next stage will see the club fit out the inside of the building to get it up to standard in order for the players to move in in the New Year.
“I think there’s about 15 units in total coming in,” said Brian.
“The buildings around 500 square metres in total, so it’s a good size building and although it doesn’t look a lot just now, you’ve really got to look at how these will pan out in the future.
“We’ve got plans for the internals of what we want to do and we’re working closely with Asset and the architect, so hopefully by the end of this week we will have the buildings in and we can start fitting the internals out.
“The internal plan has a gym, offices for the staff, a restaurant, changing rooms, and physio rooms, so the players will be based there on a daily basis with everything hopefully they need.”