Redevelopment Plan for The Timbers
Concept drawing of the proposed New Timbers building
Virginia Water Football Club have unveiled their plans to redevelop The Timbers. Chairman Dave McBride met with the local residents to outline the plans for the site, with the intention of making Virginia Water FC more prominent in the community.
"The Club's aim is to provide fun and enjoyable football for all, developing players from a young age and providing a pathway for them into adult football. As part of the recent on-field football success of the Virginia Water first team, and to commemorate our centenary, it is proposed to rebuild the existing clubhouse to provide a modern facility, meeting all the latest Sport England and Football Association standards, along with current building regulations and standards. The clubhouse will primarily be for the football club, but it is proposed to include other sports, including cricket and also provide social and community accommodation for the village of Virginia Water, and the immediate surrounding areas."
The Timbers Club House has served Virginia Water Football Club extremely well, over the past 54 years.
However, it is evident that it is tired and out of date, and therefore no longer meets the modern requirements, standards or expectations of a progressive and forward-looking football club. The new plans will see the current building demolished, and replaced with a new two storey clubhouse, with changing rooms and an internal training room on the ground floor, and club facilities on the first floor, with a terrace with panoramic views overlooking the playing fields. The new clubhouse will be completely wheelchair accessible with a passenger lift. A wheelchair ramp will also be provided externally to connect the car park with the playing pitch level.
The design has been made in conjunction with Runnymede Borough Council's Playing Pitch strategy.