Liverpool FC confirm plans for Melwood end and Academy site expansion

Liverpool FC have this morning confirmed their proposals to abandon Melwood as the first team training base, and move all operations to the current Academy site at Kirkby.

Liverpool have drawn up plans using the same architects who were heavily involved with the refurbishment of the new Main Stand.

New LFC Academy site expansion

There will be a public exhibition for local residents and businesses in Kirkby on Wednesday 8th March when further details will be released.

In terms of Melwood the club said it was prepared to dispose of the land for the development of 'much needed new homes'.  Liverpool FC believe 160 homes could be built on the site of the existing training ground.

At Kirkby the club will expand onto Simonswood playing fields and said:

The £50m proposal includes the construction of a new combined training centre, the redevelopment of the existing facilities at the Academy and designs to convert the main pitch into an indoor pitch.

To enable the proposals to go ahead, LFC will need to purchase additional land immediately adjacent to the Academy site and close part of Moss Lane between Simonswood Lane and Arbour Lane.

Information for local residents and businesses who want to attend the public exhibition about LFC's plans is here