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FCC Construcción to rebuild Bernabéu

Real Madrid CF’s Board of Directors have awarded the task of remodelling the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu to FCC Construcción.

An evaluation report carried out by independent engineering company Ayesa deemed the proposal put forward by FCC Construcción to be the most economically viable.

It was also deemed to be the quickest way to carry the project out, as well as having a construction system in place that minimises any hindrance to the operations of the stadium and its surroundings, Madrid CF said.

The revamped stadium will spread over 66,000m2 and feature leisure and entertainment facilities. The venue will have a retractable roof as well as a 360-degree ‘halo’ videoboard.

It will also have a surrounding skin of steel bands to allow images to be projected on to the exterior surface of the stadium.

The timeframe needed to remodel the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is 39 months, meaning it would be finished by August 2022, plus an additional four months needed to develop the stadium’s exterior.

The open competition for constructors’ proposals kicked off on 30th October 2018 when invitations were given out to all major Spanish construction companies, excluding Dragados, in line with the club’s code of ethics.

Real Madrid underlined that all of the proposals presented showed great technical detail and competitive pricing.

The remodelling works will happen alongside the normal sporting calendar and the stadium’s usual activities: Tour Bernabéu, official club store, restaurants, etc.

Work on the project can now get underway immediately.