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Three shoot it out for Manchester United’s training centre

At least three companies have been shortlisted for a £12 million contract to redevelop parts of Manchester United’s Trafford Training Centre at Carrington.

Bam Construct, Mansell and local contractor Eric Wright are understood to be in the running for the job which will provide a major facelift to the facility which has helped nurture many of the country’s most famous footballing talents.

The club was given the green light for the plans in May which include a large two-storey extension to the main building; a new two-storey grounds team and visitor centre facility; two caged training pitches, and a new building for parent spectators.

There would also be a new security lodge, changes to the vehicle entrances and exit, a new road within the site and an extended car park.

Manchester United’s group property manager George Johnstone told Trafford’s planning committee the improvements would “ensure Manchester United has the world-class facilities it needs to maintain its world-class position.”

The extension will see the decade old Birch Road centre grow by around 25 per cent to house sports science and medical facilities where injured players will be treated.

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