Spurs to start £400m stadium tender race this year

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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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.

The club 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 130,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s supermarket.

The club is now waiting on a Government decision for a Compulsory Purchasing Order (CPO) for 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.

Other bidders are likely to include McAlpine, O’Rourke and BAM.

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.”

 

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