10:31AM, Thursday 04 October 2012
A revamp of facilities at Bisham Abbey is on the cards to ensure it can continue to attract the best sporting talent in the country.
In a planning application submitted to the Royal Borough last month, the sports centre is seeking to demolish the existing accommodation block and replace it with 50 new double bedrooms in a new extension to the National Sports Centre building.
There are also plans for a new state-of-the-art 3G football pitch and an increased number of parking spaces at the Marlow Road site.
The cost of the proposed improvements would be paid for through a £6million Sport England National Lottery grant.
Sport England property director Charles Johnston said: "These improvements are part of our plans to ensure Bisham remains at the forefront of sporting excellence for both grass-roots participants and elite athletes."
The National Sports Centre is already home to the England hockey men's and women's teams.
A decision on whether to accept the plans will be made by the Royal Borough on December 24.
If successful, work is expected to begin by April next year.
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