Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to start the tender race for their new £400m stadium by the end of this year, with the new ground scheduled to open by the summer of 2017.
A Club spokesperson said: “It is a major development that will present ongoing challenges and subject to these challenges being manageable we anticipate going out to tender for construction late this year which will make a stadium opening date of Summer 2017 feasible.”
Phase one of the stadium site was completed earlier this year, with McLaren Construction delivering a new 130,000sqft Sainsbury’s supermarket. The Club is now waiting on a Government decision for a Compulsory Purchasing Order (CPO) for the remaining land on the site.
McLaren is believed to be planning a joint venture with Spanish giant FCC to bid for the main stadium build, with other bidders likely to include McAlpine, Laing O’Rourke and BAM.
Speaking on the development, Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “The new stadium is a landmark project, of importance not just for our Club, but to the regeneration of an area which has been our home for more than 132 years, and to London as a whole. It will be a key regenerative component of the local economy and a significant tourist attraction in its own right.
“To anyone visiting Tottenham today, our commitment to delivering the new stadium project and associated regeneration is clear for all to see – Phase 1 is built, the Club-sponsored Tottenham University Technical College is due to open this Summer, 447 jobs have been delivered to date and some 9 acres have been cleared in readiness for the stadium development. We eagerly await the outcome of the CPO decision by the Department of Communities and Local Government.”