Inspiring a future generation of footballers


Eastleigh Borough Council


Paul Basham Associates, David Roden Architects, WYG Ecology



The Football Association’s Parklife Programme is rolling out a series of football hubs across England’s major towns and cities. We were delighted to support a new sports hub at Monks Brook in the South East Region.

Linked to the development at North Stoneham Park the sports hub at Stoneham Lane addresses the issue of poor sports pitch provision whilst increasing the number of modern artificial pitches, facilities, and participation programmes. A newly created, traffic-free cycle path enables local community access to these facilities via Avenue Park – a new community park to the north of the site.

Our involvement in developing the design for North Stoneham Park and knowledge of the site’s historic landscape has allowed us to see the strategy from concept through to delivery. We engaged with key stakeholders to deliver a cohesive landscape design to transform this fragmented landscape.

Hampshire FA’s Chief Executive, Neil Cassar, said:

“The Parklife Programme is an exciting opportunity to transform the football landscape within Southampton and Eastleigh. The site on Stoneham Lane will address issues we currently have on capacity for youth football and the overall quality of pitches. We will continue to work with partners in order to deliver the hubs that are currently in development as part of a drive to ensure football is sustainable in this area.”

We are delighted to be involved in this project that encourages as many people as possible to be active.

For more information see https://www.southamptonfc.com/saints-foundation