Tilbury FC goes for goal with plans for £5 million investment in Tilbury submitted to Thurrock Council
TILBURY Football Club and Apex Platinum Investments are delighted to announce that their proposals for a £5 million investment in modern and purpose-built facilities at Tilbury Football Club have been submitted to Thurrock Council. In line with planning rules, they hope to receive a decision on the proposals this summer.
Tilbury FC is one of the oldest football clubs in the country and the proposals seek to deliver major upgrades to its facilities which promises to secure a bright future for the historic club. The final scheme will deliver a new purpose-built community football stadium, with the capacity to hold 4,000 supporters, an all-weather football pitch, clubhouse and gym, multi-purpose hall and car parking for the community to enjoy.
The delivery of 112 new homes on previously developed land at the club forms part of the fully costed plan to provide funding to enable the much-needed improvements to Tilbury FC. The proposal also comes complete with sustainable drainage features, in line with Environment Agency standards, and the inclusion of bat and swift boxes to help maintain and enhance existing habitats for wildlife.
For over a century Tilbury Football Club has played an important role at the heart of the community. The proposal to enable the community to enjoy the facilities proposed, from a new gym to a clubhouse and all-weather pitch, means that the proposal to invest £5 million in major upgrades is true to the club’s roots.
The community’s response to the public consultation held at Tilbury FC on Tuesday 30th July showed that huge support exists for the proposals. Of those who provided feedback during the public consultation:
94% of residents support the overall plans
94% felt that Tilbury needs investment to provide modern community facilities.
78% of attendees supporting the principle of providing new homes to enable major upgrades to the club.
Ben Pearce, Director of Apex Platinum Investments, commented: “We are delighted to take the next step forward in our vision to invest £5 million in community facilities for everyone to enjoy. Our fully costed proposals will secure a bright future for the club and help more people in Thurrock to get active and involved in sport. It’s a real win-win for the whole community.”
Daniel Nash, Chairman of Tilbury Football Club, commented: “We are proud of our rich history and the role we play at the heart of the community in Tilbury. This proposal presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only secure our long-term future, but go further and take the next step in our growth to continue to do the community proud. The proposed investment is a big open goal for the community, and we hope everyone in Thurrock can get behind the plans.”