Thursday, May 20, 2010

News: Gleeds working to get Rotherham United home


International management and construction consultancy, Gleeds, is working as project manager, quantity surveyor and CDM co-ordinator on the new 12,000 seat, multi-million pound stadium for Rotherham United in Rotherham town centre.

Stuart Senior, Managing Partner of Gleeds Nottingham who are responsible for the project said: "Gleeds will play a pivotal role in the delivery of the new stadium for the start of the 2012/13 football season and are working hard to ensure that the site complies with the rigorous safety and licensing criteria set by the Football Association and the police.

"Unusually, this project's greatest challenge is also its biggest asset. Being located in the town centre, the site is bounded by a railway line and the River Don so we have helped to assemble a project team familiar with dealing with such constraints, whilst continuing to deliver quality and value."

The stadium is being designed to accommodate future expansion beyond the original 12,000 capacity. In addition to the seating which has been designed to be as close to the pitch as possible, the new site will incorporate hospitality areas including facilities for match-day banqueting, non-match hospitality, conferencing, training and education areas, as well as refreshment stands and spectator amenities.

The site of the former Guest and Chrimes foundry was announced in January as the preferred choice for a new stadium by Millers chairman, Tony Stewart.

The managing director of successful Rotherham business, ASD Lighting took over the club in 2008 and the team have been playing home games at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield after leaving Millmoor.

Rotherham Council is in advanced negotioations to buy 10.85 acres of the site from Evans of Leeds.

Subject to the necessary planning consent, work will begin on site in early 2011 and the Millers aim to be able to kick off the 2012 season from their new home.

Rotherham United website
Gleeds website

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