TRP Consulting has been appointed to the team looking to deliver a new state-of-the-art training complex for Huddersfield Town – the latest in a series of sporting wins for the leading structural engineering specialist.
The practice will work with sports stadia expert Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) on the multi-million-pound expansion and development plans for the Premier League football club’s first team training facilities.
Manchester-headquartered TRP Consulting specialises in providing civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services and has helped to successfully deliver a growing list of major sporting projects across the UK.
The practice is currently working on the £40 million redevelopment of the historic Emerald Headingley cricket and rugby ground in Leeds.
The Huddersfield Town project will see TRP’s engineers working on the PPG Canalside development, which will provide facilities such as a hydrotherapy suite, new changing rooms and gymnasiums, medical treatment areas, media and commercial zones, staff office space, dining and social spaces.
There will be an additional state-of-the-art turf pitch to go with the two turf and one 3g surface that already exist at the West Yorkshire club’s training ground complex.
A dedicated U18 and U23 facility will have changing areas, gymnasium, offices and classrooms. The proposed complex will also provide a five lane 30m running track, a covered viewing stand, moveable video wall, audio/visual video equipment and a warm-up area.
Geoff Wilks, director at TRP Consulting, said: “The development aims to deliver state-of-the-art training facilities for Huddersfield Town and represents a large-scale investment for the club as it looks to attract and retain top footballing talent.
“We are delighted to have been appointed to the project and look forward to playing our part in successfully delivering it.
“It is the latest in a growing number of major sports projects we have been involved in across the UK, from helping to create cutting-edge training facilities for football clubs to successfully engineering racecourse and stadium development work.”
In Leeds, TRP Consuting’s engineering experts are working with the Emerald Headingley design and construction teams to turn the vision for two impressive new stands at the historic sporting venue into reality.
It includes a new state of the art stand which looks south over the rugby pitch and north over the cricket field.
Emerald Headingley is home to Leeds Rhinos rugby league club and Yorkshire county cricket club. It also hosts Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union games and is a Test cricket venue.
The new stands have been designed by DLA Architects. Construction work is being carried out by Caddick Construction.
TRP Consulting, which has its headquarters in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, was also involved in the regeneration of Championship football club Preston North End’s Deepdale ground.
It is part of the team working with Scunthorpe United, looking to create a 12,000 capacity all-seater stadium for the EFL club and played a part in the construction of Arsenal FC’s training facilities.
It has also carried out work at Manchester United’s Old Trafford home and Bolton Wanderers’ Macron Stadium, as well as on ground developments at Peterborough United and Oldham Athletic.
In the horseracing industry it was part of the project team behind the new main stand at Doncaster racecourse.
TRP Consulting is currently involved in the £20 million redevelopment of Newbury Racecourse and co-ordinates the construction of the temporary accommodation that is erected every year at Aintree for the Grand National meeting.
It provides a full range of civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services - providing a broad knowledge base and promoting a proactive approach to project delivery.
The practice, which also has an office in Preston, was established in November 2000 and has demonstrated the ability to deliver high quality consultancy services on major projects in both the public and private sectors.
Away from the sporting arena, it has carried out work on building and design projects for companies and organisations in sectors ranging from advanced manufacturing and aerospace to the health service, including work for BAE Systems in Lancashire.