The existing Goals centres are located in areas of high population density. All centres have been developed to reflect the Goals concept and brand. All of the courts utilise 3rd generation rubber crumb artificial grass. The centres have also been upgraded and re-branded to be consistent with the Goals concept. The existing centres and those currently under construction are summarised in the following table:
|Birmingham (Perry Barr)|
|Birmingham (Star City)|
|Black Country (Wolverhampton)|
|Gillette Corner (Brentford)|
* under construction
Goals has a well-progressed pipeline of sites, each of which exceeds the Company's minimum criteria. The minimum criteria for a centre are well-located and easily accessible sites within urban areas of at least 150,000 population.
Goals develops sites by working with both the public and private sectors. All but one of the current centres are held on long leases, the remaining centre being held freehold. Many of the current centres are located on land leased from schools or local authorities, who Goals allow to use the pitches during off-peak times free of charge. This mutually beneficial partnership arrangement enables Goals to secure well-located sites from both the public and private sectors.
Goals uses the same team of professional advisers to develop each centre and now has a well established process for centre rollout. This consistency provides for accurate costing and development programmes. A typical Goals centre has a capital cost of around £2.3 million and a build time of approximately 5 months.