Worcester Warriors have taken one of their most significant steps yet on their journey to establish themselves as a successful Aviva Premiership Club with the announcement that their indoor training facilities will undergo a major refurbishment ahead of the new season.
Building work will begin immediately as the West Stand facilities used by the playing squad and coaching staff will be given a major overhaul.
The improved facilities will be amongst the best in the country to ensure players have a first-class base during the week and on matchdays.
The Club will install an elite player dressing room for the matchday squad and will also introduce a separate dressing room for use during the week.
The indoor training centre will be upgraded to a plyometric 4G surface and will include a running track and sandpit for players undergoing rehabilitation work.
Players will be given the most comprehensive backroom support as the redevelopment will also see the unveiling of brand new cryotherapy, ice bath, sauna and resistance pool facilities.
Warriors Chief Executive Jim O'Toole said: "We have been clear about our vision to become a successful Aviva Premiership Club and this announcement is another significant step towards that goal.
"This redevelopment will give us a rugby facility which is amongst the best in English club rugby, something which will enable current and future players and backroom staff to perform in a top-class working environment.
"This continues to be a very exciting time for everyone involved with Worcester Warriors as we look to take this Club forward both on and off the pitch."
Elsewhere in the redevelopment project, there will be a refurbishment of both the referee and trauma rooms, while the away dressing room will also be moved and upgraded.
The coaches will move to new offices, while the Strength and Conditioning Department will have a new working space.
Throughout the duration of the work, which is due to be completed in early October, players will use temporary changing and gym facilities at their Sixways Stadium base.