Matthew Montague Architects have been working with DCFC for 12 years and more intensively since 2014 when the practice worked closely with the club to help them to achieve Category 1 status for their training academy.
The latest project is to further develop and expand the training facilities with a new full size pitch, futsal arena, café and changing rooms. Planning permission has been granted for the scheme.
These developments will make sure that DCFC retains its EPPP Category 1 status and remain as one of the elite clubs in terms of its academy and training facilities. EPPP is the Elite Player Performance Plan, which is a national scheme to develop young players.
As this is a new development, both Matthew Montague Architects and DCFC are keen to ensure that the new facility is as sustainable as possible.
Sustainable building technology is a rapidly evolving field and one in which many companies are investing due to the emerging necessity to address global warming. The potential benefits of this project are the development of an environment where the ecosystem of the area will seamlessly merge with that of the nearby neighbourhood.
The work will help DCFC to reduce the carbon footprint of Moor Farm. The energy performance assessments will undoubtedly reduce the buildings energy consumption, reducing fuel costs, making the facility more sustainable and reducing the environmental footprint of the whole project, respecting neighbours and the countryside surrounding the area.
Discussions are still being held with regards to timescales and actual dates for the work to begin.