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Have your say on the designs for the community stadium in Workington

Local residents are encouraged to have their say on the design for the exciting new community stadium planned for Workington.

Workington Town rugby league and Workington Reds football club approached Allerdale Borough Council, to look into the development of a new shared stadium. Initial plans have been drawn up, and these are now ready for the public to comment on, before a planning application is submitted.

The drop-in event is being organised by the planning consultants Iceni who have been appointed by the council to draw up the application. It will be held on 4 December 2018, between 1pm and 8pm at Workington Leisure Centre, Griffin Street, Workington.

Design and planning experts, architects as well as council officers, will be available to answer questions on the design, facilities on offer, landscaping, transport issues and the construction plan.

Anyone who cannot attend the event, can see details on the design and make comments, on the council’s website at: www.allerdale.gov.uk/stadium. Comments can also be made by post marked for the Stadium Project Team and sent to the council’s offices in Workington.

The planned development would be situated around the current location for the Workington Reds ground and includes an 8,000-capacity stadium and a full-size synthetic pitch for community use. The location was chosen after looking at a range of site options.

The stadium is due to be the home of both clubs. With shared costs and new, modern and more efficient facilities, the new stadium would make the clubs more sustainable and encourage a bigger fanbase. The stadium is also being designed to include office space for tenants, and a hospitality suite, all bringing in revenue to help cover its running costs.

The benefits of the stadium will also be felt by the wider community as it will also provide facilities for local clubs and help to inspire people, young and old, to take up sport. The landscaping work will make the riverside location more accessible and attractive for local residents – all part of the council’s commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and improve towns in the area.

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