Greenwich Leisure, the developer of York Community Stadium, has appointed Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd to be their new building contractor for the construction works, with pre construction design works already starting ahead of planned construction this autumn. York councillors will receive an update on the Community Stadium project when they meet on Thursday 19 October.
During October, community partner agreements are also expected to be signed with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and York Against Cancer, adding to the existing agreements with York City Football Club and York City Knights.
Councillor David Carr, leader of City of York Council, said:
I’m delighted that with our valued partners, this major project is moving forward with building work to commence soon.
The stadium and accompanying leisure facilities will benefit the whole of York, with improved facilities that will be important for communities, especially in terms of health and wellbeing, education and leisure.”
Councillor Ann Reid, interim executive member for leisure, culture and tourism said:
It is pleasing to see that work on the Community Stadium is continuing to progress.
This month, we are expecting to sign agreements with two community partners and are looking forward to working with them to make the most of the stadium and accompanying facilities.”
The new stadium, leisure facilities and the community hub will all open in 2019 along with the new cinema and commercial units.
The HD One Acquires Former National Grid Site
Acting on behalf of Kirklees Stadium Development Limited, Hanson Chartered Surveyors has acquired the former National Grid Site of 7.25 acres close to the town centre, being on the corner of St Andrews Road and Gas Works Street.
The site had been marketed through BNP Paribas acting for National Grid.
The site was last used for car parking by the Stadium Company and with it lying so close to the Stadium itself, it has been bought strategically to improve the opportunities represented by The HD One Development. It is also intended to be used to support match day operations.
The site has planning permission for a mixed use scheme, although short term uses such as car parking will be considered, subject to planning permission.