£100m Reebok Masterplan up for approval

£100m Reebok Masterplan up for approval

£100m Reebok Masterplan up for approval

First published in News

PLANS for a £100 million sport, education and office development next to the Reebok Stadium have been submitted to Bolton Council.

The Middlebrook Masterplan spans the Reebok, Bolton Arena and surrounding land and is a joint enterprise between Burnden Leisure — the company that owns Bolton Wanderers — and Bolton Arena Trust which runs the arena.

The scheme was exclusively revealed by The Bolton News in November and an official outline planning application has now been submitted to Bolton Council’s planning committee.

The proposals include a free school run by Wanderers, an upgraded and reconfigured arena building for full-time sports academy use with accommodation for up to 500 students, a new 105-metre sports building linked to Bolton Arena, a new five-storey, 5,000 sq m education building and up to 29,000 sq m of commercial and office accommodation in a “grand arc” of seven-storey buildings.

If the free school is given the go- ahead, it is understood it could be the first such football club development outside the Premier League.

Bolton Arena managing director Paul Bartle said: “We are delighted that a full planning application, which is the next stage in the development of the Middlebrook Masterplan, has been submitted and look forward to being able to progress the project once the planning process is complete.”

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9:54am Fri 21 Dec 12

Bendix says...

All that's missing is a decent football team.
All that's missing is a decent football team. Bendix
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10:42am Fri 21 Dec 12

Andy Higham says...

Assuming Burnden leisure can raise the money. Look them up on the internet, they have a "nett worth" of -127,000,000
Assuming Burnden leisure can raise the money. Look them up on the internet, they have a "nett worth" of -127,000,000 Andy Higham
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10:58am Fri 21 Dec 12

brindley wanderer says...

should add a few stalls round the place, flags, banners, badges. burgers etc.
make it look and feel like a proper football ground, instead of the soulless place it is
should add a few stalls round the place, flags, banners, badges. burgers etc. make it look and feel like a proper football ground, instead of the soulless place it is brindley wanderer
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1:35pm Fri 21 Dec 12

MichaelT76 says...

Yeh just like the good old 80's eh? When you got a brick round your head and a kicking off the police!

Do you realize we aren't at Burnden Park anymore or you going a bit senile old codger?

The amount of morons that claim to support Bolton and make the same comments other teams supporters make is amazing!

A trio of tosspots!
Yeh just like the good old 80's eh? When you got a brick round your head and a kicking off the police! Do you realize we aren't at Burnden Park anymore or you going a bit senile old codger? The amount of morons that claim to support Bolton and make the same comments other teams supporters make is amazing! A trio of tosspots! MichaelT76
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3:07am Mon 24 Dec 12

Reality50 says...

Give me Burnden anytime over the Breezeblock Reebok. My one wish as a Wanderers fan is we move the club back to Bolton and build a new stadium and sell the Reebok to Wigan Warriors or housing or whatever.
Give me Burnden anytime over the Breezeblock Reebok. My one wish as a Wanderers fan is we move the club back to Bolton and build a new stadium and sell the Reebok to Wigan Warriors or housing or whatever. Reality50
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