As rumours their marriage is over swirl, Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s £20m custom mansion continues to be built.
Deep in the Cheshire countryside, workers are constructing a six-bedroom pile boasting an incredible array of facilities, including an orangery, bar, TV room, snooker room, cinema, wine cellar and football pitch.
Whether the project is enough to keep Wayne and Coleen together after the footballer’s night of revelry with a silicon-enhanced estate agent remains to be seen.
Under construction: At a cost of £20million, or a quarter of his estimated worth, the former England football captain has bought a 40-acre plot, where work is already under way on the enormous six-bedroom pile
Work continues: Pictures have emerged of the six-bedroom mansion currently being built in the Cheshire countryside with several lorries, diggers and cranes spotted working at the site
Everton striker Rooney has been charged and faces a court appearance after he was caught behind the wheel of Laura Simpson’s Volkswagen last Thursday night
Miss Simpson (pictured) reportedly planned to ‘s***’ the former England star before the police pulled him over. She reportedly said: ‘I was up for it and so was he until he got arrested for drink driving. It spoiled the night.’
The ground floor has a huge indoor swimming pool surrounded by a glass pavilion and a hot tub, plunge pool and steam room. Guests will be able to opt for ‘his’ or ‘hers’ changing rooms, and after a dip they can pop outside to the extensive patio and landscaped gardens.
There is also a large garage for the Manchester United star’s fleet of sports cars, as well as a stable block. In order to avoid the social faux pas of using the couple’s own downstairs loo, there is a ‘guest toilet’ too and even separate lifts – one for the family, the other for visitors.
Upstairs has six bedrooms, all with en-suites, with the master bedroom also boasting a dressing room. The property has two floors as well as a subterranean basement, which is home to the steam room, plunge pool, hot tub, gym, cinema room with ten seats, wine cellar and snooker room with bar.
The plush garage has room for six cars and the stables have room for 14 horses plus a hay store and a tack room.
Everton striker Rooney has been charged and faces a court appearance after he was caught behind the wheel of officer worker Laura Simpson’s Volkswagen last Thursday night.
Miss Simpson, 29, said that she planned to have sex with the Everton and England star if they had not been stopped by police.
Mother-of-three Coleen, who is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child, was seen without her wedding ring as she headed to the gym near Manchester yesterday.
Miss Simpson reportedly planned to ‘s***’ the former England star before the police pulled him over. She reportedly said: ‘I was up for it and so was he until he got arrested for drink driving. It spoiled the night.’
She was not wearing the ring on her left hand, although it may have been removed while the WAG trained at the gym
Coleen Rooney posted this image of herself, Wayne Rooney and her sons on holiday in Barbados in May
When the Rooneys purchased the land last year a source said: ‘Wayne and Coleen have been living at their current place for years, and feel it is time for a change.
‘The new mansion will have every mod con going, in addition to being one of the most secure and architecturally advanced homes in the North-West. They can’t wait to move in, and become a part of the community.’
The plans were originally submitted in 2014 and given full approval by the local council before the property was bought by the Rooneys.
An aerial shot of Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s current home in Prestbury. They bought their new land this year
A series of environmental surveys were carried out, including a check for protected bats and great-crested newts.
The Rooneys – who have three children, Kai, seven, four-year-old Klay, and 16-month-old Kit – also have a £5million beachside property in Barbados.
This is not their first redevelopment project. Their present home is on a 20-acre plot they bought before knocking down the existing property and replacing it with a building of their own design, which has two wings and has been dubbed ‘Wayne’s World’.
The 31-year-old striker, one of the Premier League’s highest paid players on a reported £300,000 a week, is said to have amassed an £82million fortune from his wages, property portfolio and sponsorship deals.
Rooney trained with his team yesterday as his manager told of his ‘disappointment’ at the circus surrounding the player