Construction information specialist Glenigan said Carillion, Bam, Laing O’Rourke and Bowmer & Kirkland are the semi-finalists in the race for the high-profile job.
City chiefs are keen to bring more players through the ranks with the training academy seen as a vital part of the club’s progress following last night’s 1-0 win over Manchester United in a victory which now makes them title favourites.
The academy plans were originally priced at £100m but current estimates are for the contract to be worth around half that.
Plans at the site on land next to the Etihad stadium include:
- A home for up to 400 young players who will train and study alongside senior players, with a clear development pathway to the first team
- One half size and 11 full size youth development pitches
- One half size and 4 full size first team pitches
- On site sleeping accommodation and classroom facility for 40 young players to allow them to train and study in a safe and secure environment
- A carefully planned first team building with changing rooms, gym, refectory and injury and rehab centre
- A 7,000 capacity stadium for youth matches
- Staff offices and a dedicated media centre
- A bridge linking the site to the Etihad Stadium and the rest of the Etihad Campus