According to a piece published on Sky Sports today, Tottenham Hotspur FC (THFC) are pressing ahead with their new stadium plans, employing engineering firm M Anderson Construction to oversee its foundation and structural build in a deal said to be worth GBP£50m.
M Anderson, based in Chelmsford, Essex, UK, also engineered the build of THFC’s state-of-the-art training facility – designed by KSS – at Hotspur Way in Enfield, which opened back in 2012.
The company will be responsible for the as-yet-unnamed stadium’s foundations at Northumberland Park, adjacent to White Hart Lane, as well as building its super structure, including upper floors and stairways.
A letter sent from Savills to Haringey Council, seen by Sky Sports News HQ, confirmed:
THFC have today entered into a Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Design and Build Contract for the civil engineering ground works, concrete foundations and structure for the new THFC Stadium Project.
The contract has been made with M Anderson Construction Ltd and the sum for the works is £49.773.727.
Haringey Council have approved the contract made between the two parties and have also granted permission to demolish Fletcher House – a listed building on the site – having been satisfied with the club’s intentions to see the work through despite a recent set-back.
THFC must overcome a High Court challenge from Archway Street Metal Works Ltd, the last remaining landowner on the site, before they can commence building works, and were last month forced to search for a temporary home for the 2017-18 season whilst the stadium is completed.
According to Sky’s report, both Wembley and MK Don’s Stadium:MK are said to be in consideration, as well as Upton Park, which will by then have seen current occupants, West Ham United FC, move to the by then newly renovated Olympic Stadium in Stratford.