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Fan Park Update

We continue to move forward with our exciting plans for the new fan park. Our bond investment scheme proved to be successful with approx. £200K invested from around 70 individual people which takes us closer to our target so we can press ahead with the construction.
We are still open to further investment if anyone is interested please contact harrrisonbentrfc@me.com

Following on from last years Crowd funder we are now expecting the delivery of stein glasses this week which will be available for collection only. We will post on social media when they arrive with details of how to collect.

We will be in touch over other rewards that you signed up to when you kindly donated last year e.g. Name on wall plaque, reserved seats, names on arches, launch party ticket, etc.

Our aim over the next 6 weeks is to agree construction costs and then sign off the project with building works starting soon after.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this project we never take your support for granted and it is really appreciated.
Our aim is to have the new fan park up and running early in the 22/23 season.

Ben Harrison
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The Trust is delighted to announce that all parties have signed Heads of Terms Agreements in respect of the New Fan Park.
This marks a significant next step towards the completion of this exciting project. which we hope will not only enhance the much cherished match day experience in the existing marquee (which will remain in place until the new facility opens) at Prenton Park for many years to come,but also provide an exciting new offering and function facility for the local residents, the public of Wirral and visitors from further afield. The anticipated success of the joint venture will also enable the Trust and its members to continue to make a financial contribution to the club and help it progress on the pitch.
Our next challenge is to obtain confirmation from our contractors that events elsewhere have not impacted on their ability to obtain components as advised and complete the project as previously anticipated.
As ever, we are grateful to all those who have supported the project to date, and look forward to confirming a date for the construction process (commencement and completion) shortly
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Hi

Once again many thanks for supporting the new fan park, below is a brief update.

Principal Architect & Project Manager

We have appointed Bernard Lawrence from LBF architects as our principal architect, Bernard has years of experience of managing and delivering on large scale hospitality projects nationally.

Simon Thexton from Thexton Builders has also been appointed as Project Manager, Simon will manage the site from inception to the finishing of the construction process covering all aspects of building site management and making sure all work is completed to an agreed specification

Pre Planning conditions.

All drawings and plans in relation to surface water and drainage will be submitted to Wirral Borough Council early next week. Once they are agreed and signed off we will be able to proceed with foundations and construction.

Drawings/Specifications.

These are now nearing completion for all internal works needed e.g. Electrics and Plumbing plus other fit out items.

Main Structure & Flooring

An order for all the main beams and the flooring will be placed in the coming weeks with a delivery to site to take place in mid October.

Site

A 32 metre by 32 metre fenced site will be in place from mid September

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Timescale

August- Submit pre planning proposals.

September- Pre planning agreed and site established with construction starting.

October

Main beams and flooring arrive and construction continues.

November

Construction ongoing with internal works commenced.

December-

Fit out ongoing.

January 23

Fit out finished and venue furnished.

February

Opening.

We would like to thank you for all of your support and patience with the project.

There are still opportunities to sponsor or support the new Fan Park, including:

1. Sponsor one of the remaining three brew tanks for £5K each.
2. Get your name on a commemorative wall inside the venue - £50. Appreciate that quite a few of you have already chosen this re
3. Buy tickets for the launch party - £25 each. (200 already sold maximum of 400 left).
4. Invest in the bond scheme. This remains open with over £200K already secured. If you are interested, please contact us by email.

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New Fan Park

Work on the mandatory pre-planning conditions set down by Wirral Council has been continuing over the past months. We are confident that we will be able to satisfy the final requirements set by the Council and once all the lease/legal agreements have been signed we will move ahead with ordering the super structure. which will consist of 30 glulam beams, which we anticipate arriving on site in mid January 2023. We also anticipate that groundwork will begin during late November / early December which will require the area to be fenced off.

We would like to thank everybody who has supported this project by donating or investing in our new Fan Park. The process has taken longer than we originally anticipated but once completed (Spring 23), we are sure that our fans will be proud of and enjoy what will be an outstanding new feature at Prenton Park.
 

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New Fan Park



We are delighted to inform you that all the relevant leases with the club, etc have now been formally agreed and that work can now proceed with the new fan park.


Super structure- we will now be ordering this before the end of the year and this will be delivered to site in approx 12 weeks which will be in end March 2023.
Foundations/Drainage- this will be the starting point of the whole project and we anticipate work will start in Feb/March 2023.


Build duration- We expect this to be a 26 week build & completion project and that the new fan park will be ready for the start of the 23/24 season bringing a first class facility to the fans matchday experience and also a hospitality venue to the area that will be open to the public at other times.


We appreciate that the project has taken longer than most of us expected so we thank you for your patience but it will be well worth the wait and one that all Tranmere Rovers fans can be rightly proud of.
 

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Yes it's been a long time coming. I just hope they get the right people in to make it a success and don't serve substandard food we are proof if you do things right and make your guests happy they come back more we are going from strength to strength we are getting busier all the time and we are pushing the boundaries of foods we are always looking for the next new thing
 

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So the new fan park is going to be called Tranmere garden I think they are missing out on a sponsor opportunity also it's gonna be a non profit business just hope they do things right and good
 

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I think this will be a decent money spinner for the club, the brewery are going to have a big involvement in it so it should be run well.
 

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Good to see the pictures of the new fan park coming along nice now can't wait to have a beer or 3 in it
 
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I saw a YouTube video by Mister drone today.
It was very strange.
There was no one on site working on the project.
It is now well behind schedule.
Has anyone any information?
 

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You will be surprised by the amount of weddings you get in the week as it tends to cheaper
 

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I saw a YouTube video by Mister drone today.
It was very strange.
There was no one on site working on the project.
It is now well behind schedule.
Has anyone any information?
We walk past every match day and it doesn't seem to have progressed for ages now.
 

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I've heard subby went under after getting the money for parts, reminds me of Old Corfey
 
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I just thought they were waiting for materials etc..
 

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I've heard subby went under after getting the money for parts, reminds me of Old Corfey
Sadly that would be so predictable for us if true.. pay in arrears always surely even if the base contract is slightly higher as a consequence.
 

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Fan Park 2

As many of you will be aware, work on our new Fan Park has been slower than we anticipated. For those of you that have passed the structure recently, you will notice that the main structure is built, the floor has been fitted in the front arch, the toilet block has been installed and the building is now watertight.

Since the initial fundraise and the commencement of the construction, numerous unforeseen challenges have been encountered. First and foremost, we lost our driving force behind the project and Chair, Ben Harrison; an irreplaceable figure who worked tirelessly to create a Fan Park that Tranmere fans could enjoy.

In respect of the building itself, the need for footings to be deeper than initially specified increased costs and preparation time. We have also faced challenges with supplier deliveries including rising prices of building materials and equipment, as well as other challenges which many similar projects have faced. This has subsequently meant that we have not been able to open the Fan Park as soon as we initially hoped.

As a result of the delays, we are in discussions with the Club and other stakeholders to continue the work, and get the facility ready to open as soon as practicable. The Trust with the support of the Club are focused on delivering the new fan park as a priority. We would like to thank everybody for their understanding and continued patience. Of course, this project would not have been possible without the fans and we hope that everybody will soon be able to enjoy the new structure that will no doubt stand as a hub in our Tranmere community.
 
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