Warden Construction to begin work on £18m AFC Fylde stadium

Warden Construction is to begin work on the £18m sports complex for AFC Fylde.

AFC FyldeMill Farm Sports Village will include a 6,000-capacity football ground for the non-league club, with supporters' bar, nursery, executive boxes, offices and a function room.

The wider scheme will contain all-weather pitches, a full-sized floodlit football pitch, food store, petrol station, hotel and pub.

The development is expected to be completed in March 2016.

David Haythornthwaite, chairman of AFC Fylde, said: "It's been a long road but we're finally here and extremely pleased that within a year we will have some excellent facilities in place that will bring the local community together and provide them with a place to enjoy time with friends and family, whilst supporting their football team."

Richard Kenworthy, managing director of Warden Construction, added: "We're proud to have won this prestigious contract, which will help put AFC Fylde on the map both locally and in the world of football. We have plenty of experience in sports-related projects for local authorities and universities and are looking forward to getting started." Architect FWP Group and PWA Planning advise AFC Fylde.