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Barr tipped to secure £40m Bristol City FC stadium revamp

 

Contractor Barr is tipped to seal the deal to redevelop Bristol City FC’s Ashton Gate stadium.

 

The firm is one of several contractors that have been involved in talks including the Buckingham Group and Sir Robert McAlpine. But, according to sources, Barr is the frontrunner to be selected by the Club to redevelop the stadium over the next three years.

 

Under the plan, the Club’s Williams and Wedlock stands will be rebuilt, expanding the ground’s capacity from 21,500 to 27,000.

 

Capita Symonds have already been contracted to handle project and cost management, with KKA Architecture the designers on the project.

 

As well as the stadium redevelopment, the Club also intends to build a new conference, exhibition and entertainment centre for the city.

 

Phased Plan:

  • Phase 1: Demolition of the Wedlock Stand and construction of a new Wedlock Stand
  • Phase 2: Demolition of Dolman front seating tier, modification of the Dolman Stand seating, concourse and roof
  • Phase 3: Demolition of Williams Stand, Hire-Rite Building and No.65 Ashton Road; construct new DESSO pitch
  • Phase 4: Construct new Williams Stand and complete all site works

 

Completion is expected by Q3 of 2016.

 

Bristol City FC's Williams and Wedlock stands will be rebuilt as part of the stadium redevelopment.

Bristol City FC’s Williams and Wedlock stands will be rebuilt as part of the stadium redevelopment.

 

Source: Construction Enquirer