Wates and Aldershot Town Football Club have announced that they have exchanged an Agreement to deliver new homes on land around the EBB Stadium, which will facilitate the regeneration of the football stadium in the town centre.
The Agreement will see Wates Partnerships take responsibility for securing planning permission for both the stadium works and the residential development. It will work alongside key stakeholders to realise the project, including Rushmoor Borough Council, the club and its supporters.
A planning application is expected to be submitted in 2023 after a period of community engagement. The sale of the new homes planned should generate sufficient value to enable vital advancements to the club to be realised, helping to provide a sustainable future for Aldershot Town Football Club.
Wates Partnerships is part of the Wates Group, one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development, and property services companies in the UK. Aldershot Town Football Club is a professional association football club in the Vanarama National League, based in Aldershot, Hampshire.
This is an important project for the Partnerships team at Wates and the result of many months of hard work. We’re proud to be working with Aldershot Town FC on this project. We are very much looking forward to progressing plans to provide new club facilities and new homes, which will secure the football clubs’ future as a real community asset.”
Director for Wates Partnerships
We are absolutely delighted to announce this major Agreement that will secure the future and provide sustainable opportunities for Aldershot Town Football Club.
On behalf of the Board and the club, we are extremely grateful to Rushmoor Borough Council for their support, particularly to the Leader of the Council, Cllr David Clifford; Cllr Martin Tennant, Deputy Leader and Major Projects and Property Portfolio; as well as Rushmoor Cabinet, along with Karen Edwards, Executive Director; and Tim Mills, Head of Regeneration and Planning.
This is a really exciting time for the club. Whilst I know results are important on the pitch, having this signed agreement will protect the future of the football club. There are so many people to thank and acknowledge, who we will thank during the engagement period.
Chair of Aldershot Town FC
We are delighted at the news that Wates is partnering with ATFC to help progress their ambitious development for the EBB stadium. We look forward to working with both parties to realise the exciting plans that they have”.
Cllr. David Clifford
Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council
A timetable for community engagement and local consultation, to help shape the improvements, will be announced in the coming weeks.