Permanent Security

Manchester City Etihad Training Complex

Manchester City

Project Overview

“We are building a structure for the future, not just a team of all-stars” announced Sheikh Mansour in 2008 with reference to Manchester City Football Club.

Six years and £200m later, Mansour’s vision has been realised in the Etihad Training Complex; an 80-acre site where over 450 players train each week. The site, home to 17 football pitches and a 7,000-seat stadium for reserve matches, is an epitome of innovation and state-of-the-art design that CLD is proud to have contributed to.

During the early stages of project conception, CLD Systems were approached by the architects to provide professional design input for the perimeter fencing and gate systems which was critical to the final outcome. Our project managers remained dedicated and focussed throughout ensuring that our products complemented the Manchester City Brand and the environment they wished to create.

CLD Fencing Systems continue to be the framework Fencing designer and manufacturer for all works carried out at the complex and are constantly innovating new designs and solutions from their range of Sport Fencing Systems. In order to ensure customer care stayed at the forefront, we worked with our CLD Installer Partner and the main contractor, BAM Construction, to ensure absolute delivery of the completed product and continuity for the project.

The Brief

Creating a world class training complex presents a number of key requirements when it comes to the external, internal fencing systems and physical access control.

  • An external perimeter to LPS 1775 SR1
  • Swing gates with guaranteed delay of at least 3 minutes against attack
  • Fast operation cycle main gates to prevent tailgating
  • Pitch separation that allows clear view
  • Ability to stop balls leaving the training area up to 6m in height
  • Must compliment the Manchester City brand
  • MUGA fencing that can withstand impact from Professional Players
  • Full Operation and Maintanence Schedules Produced
  • CAD Design and ‘as-built drawings’ of all systems used on the project

Systems Used

Securus S1

Securus S1

LockMaster S2

LockMaster S2
ball stop netting

Ball Stop Netting

Ball Stop Netting



Dulok Sports Rebound

Dulok Sport Rebound



If we go into the market and we compete to bring young players or first-team players in, having a facility like this can only help. Arsenal was really good, Inter was really good, but I think this training facility takes it to a different level.

Patrick Vieira