HORSHAM FOOTBALL CLUB, WEST SUSSEX
In March 2017, after more than 135 years at the heart of the West Sussex community, Horsham Football Club realised a long-held dream to build a new home for the town’s senior football club.
Following a decade of nomadic home ground existence while various requests for planning permission were negotiated, the application to build a self-funded community football ground on the outskirts of Horsham town received overwhelming approval. The new ground, at Hop Oast, has been named the Camping World Community Stadium.
Horsham Football Club now benefits from a comprehensive range of facilities, including a new clubhouse, an all-weather pitch with increased spectator capacity and low impact floodlighting, ancillary buildings, an on-site car park and a full landscaping scheme. The clubhouse forms the centrepiece of the long-awaited new home for Horsham FC in the town. The building comprises a dividable function suite with bar, Sky TV, a professional kitchen, state of the art dressing room facilities for home and away teams and officials, together with a reception, club office and a small retail unit for sales of club merchandise. An all-round success for the local community after ten years of persistence through planning permission by club CEO John Lines.
Reside Construction director Kevin Hayter commented, “We were delighted to be appointed by Horsham Football Club to build the wonderful clubhouse at the new home of the Hornets. We enjoyed working alongside both the Club and the design team in this successful project to provide state-of-the-art facilities to further generations of sports enthusiasts.”
Find out more about the stadium build as it happened via the Horsham FC website at https://stadium.horsham-fc.co.uk/