Plans for a new stadium in Workington have been submitted to Allerdale Borough Council, to provide a new home for Workington Town Rugby League club and Workington Reds football club
Allerdale council was approached by Workington Town Rugby League club and Workington Reds football club, to investigate the possibility of building a new stadium for them both.
Whilst the new stadium would be home to the clubs, it is also designed to be a facility for the whole community to use and enjoy.
As a result the designs for the three-level building also includes a community 3G training pitch; facilities for the NHS and a pharmacy; office space which it is hoped will be used to house some 300 workers from Sellafield; a hospitality suite with two lounges; and a community café.
The stadium is all part of the council’s commitment to make sport and leisure accessible to all to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents, as well as giving local businesses a boost by making towns more attractive to investors.
The application also covers a number of issues such as a travel plan, landscaping and a flood risk assessment. The statement of community involvement details the engagement with local people so far and shows some 97% of people who responded to a consultation event held at Workington’s leisure centre last December were supportive of the plans.