WORK to build Cherries' new state-of-the-art multi-million pound training complex will "begin imminently", according to the club.

The Premier League outfit received planning approval for the 57-acre former Canford Magna Golf Club site in December 2017, however a process is currently underway to deliver revised plans for the facility.

These proposals will be resubmitted to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, as an amendment to the existing permission.

A statement released by Cherries said once the altered scheme is granted work will commence with immediate effect.

Boss Eddie Howe said: “This is huge news for everyone connected with the club.

“It has been vitally important that we improve our infrastructure and I am delighted that the development will start as soon as the improved plans are approved.

“This world-class development will provide a legacy from the club being in the Premier League.

“It will enable us to get the best out of every single player on our books, help attract new players to the club and, crucially, improve our academy status to develop more young players who will hopefully go on to become first team players.”

The club are planning a phased build which will bring the first team, development squad, academy and pre-academy training operations and facilities into one location.

The centre will include ten full-size pitches, three junior pitches, an indoor artificial playing surface, an outdoor artificial playing surface, state-of-the-art medical, fitness, sports science and rehabilitation facilities, administrative space and a press conference theatre.

The Dorset club's chief executive Neill Blake said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the club.

“It has always been the board’s intention to develop and improve our infrastructure to something that is befitting of a Premier League club with elite, international players.

“Now we are fulfilling the first step of that ambition with this training complex.

“This development demonstrates the owner and board’s commitment to keep the club moving in the right direction, both on and off the pitch; continuing to be competitive in the Premier League, while achieving financial stability.”

Annual accounts filed by Cherries last week revealed the club acquired the site for the proposed training ground for £3.75million within the year ending June 2018.

This contributed to a loss of £10.9million for this 12-month period compared to a profit of £14.6million in the previous year.

Last October, the Vitality Stadium outfit announced plans for the training facility and a new stadium had been put on hold.