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Harry Redknapp's £ 3.4 million eco home: first pictures of the soccer manager's solar powered mansion


He is the soccer manager tv personality who lived in the country jungle of I'm A Celebrity for three weeks.

And Harry Redknapp is almost ready to move into his new eco home, where he will once again rely on nature with the help of the most modern solar panels on the roof.

The first photos of the new building in the leafy suburb of Branksome Park in Poole, which the ex-Spurs boss is building from scratch for £ 3.4 million, show that construction is already in full swing and that most of the exterior of the house is in place Complete.

Located on a narrow path and surrounded by trees, the scaffolding still cages the house and the front driveway remains a muddy construction site.

But when it's done, it will still be a formidable mansion for him and his wife, Sandra, after being downsized from their lavish four-story Sandbanks estate.

The first photos of the new building in a leafy suburb of Poole, which the ex-Spurs boss is building from scratch, show that the construction work is already in full swing and the exterior of the house is largely completed

Located on a narrow path and surrounded by trees, the scaffolding still cages the house and the front driveway remains a muddy construction site

Redknapp and Sandra plan to move into the house in March next year and live in temporary accommodation in the Dorset area while their new home is built

Redknapp and Sandra plan to move into the house in March next year and live in temporary accommodation in the Dorset area while their new home is built

After completion, the impressive mansion will have an open kitchen, a family, breakfast and dining area as well as a separate living room and study on the ground floor (artistic impression).

After completion, the impressive mansion will have an open kitchen, a family, breakfast and dining area as well as a separate living room and study on the ground floor (artistic impression).

In August, it emerged that the couple had bought their four-story oceanfront home on & # 39; Millionaires Row & # 39; had sold for a cool £ 7 million in Sandbanks and was looking for a downsizing

In August, it emerged that the couple had bought their four-story oceanfront home on & # 39; Millionaires Row & # 39; had sold for a cool £ 7 million in Sandbanks and was looking for a downsizing

The ground floor has an open kitchen, family, breakfast and dining area as well as a separate living room and study.

On the first floor there is the office, the master bedroom with two walk-in dressers for him and her and a private bathroom as well as four further bedrooms with bathrooms.

According to the plans submitted to the Poole Council, the 73-year-old's new location will have state-of-the-art energy-saving technology.

An energy and resource report says the rooftop solar panels will provide hot water and other solar technologies will provide electricity.

In August, it emerged that the couple had bought their four-story oceanfront home on & # 39; Millionaires Row & # 39; had sold for a cool £ 7 million in Sandbanks and was looking for a downsizing.

The sale is believed to grossed the couple £ 3 million after double what Redknapp paid for it in 2015, with a portion of the profits for this new development.

To pave the way for his eco home, home builders have bulldozed an abandoned home that was sold to developers for £ 1.48 million in July 2019.

Redknapp and Sandra plan to move into the house in March next year and live in temporary accommodation in the Dorset area while their new home is built.

View from outside the property, which, according to plans submitted to Poole Council, has state-of-the-art energy-saving technology

View from outside the property, which, according to plans submitted to Poole Council, has state-of-the-art energy-saving technology

To pave the way for his eco home, home builders have bulldozed an abandoned home that was sold to developers for £ 1.48 million in July 2019

Since being crowned King of the Jungle in 2018, Redknapp has appeared on numerous TV shows and was recently slated to host a charity soccer game before Lockdown failed.

This week he tackled the restrictions and told Good Morning Britain: “I was in Chelsea a few weeks ago when they let the 2,000 fans back in … it was a great night, the person closest to us, was 10 meters away, we didn't come into contact with anyone … now we have returned to number one. & # 39;

Redknapp's move towards environmental protection is a path that other footballers who want to build green houses have taken.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer built a Scandinavian-style eco house in Cheshire in 2009, equipped with solar panels and heat pumps to heat the pool.

The head of the Red Devils first built the house as a player before returning to the manager in 2019.

His former United Tea mate Gary Neville also attempted to develop a hillside eco-pad in Bolton, known as the "Teletubby House" because of its five pods, which would have been powered by a 128-foot wind turbine.

But it was rejected by the council, sparking a two-year planning battle in which Neville eventually abandoned plans and moved to Manchester instead.

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