Executive: An update on the Community Stadium project

Published Thursday, 12th October 2017

Councillors will receive an update on the Community Stadium project when they meet on Thursday 19 October.

At the meeting, Executive will consider the report on the progress made since they were last updated in July 2017 and note that all necessary legal agreements are expected to be signed soon.

Councillors will hear that Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd have been appointed by Greenwich Leisure Ltd to be their new building contractor for the construction works, with pre construction design works already starting ahead of planned construction this autumn.

This month, 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.

Executive takes place on Thursday 19 October from 5.30pm and is open to members of the public or is available to watch live online from: www.york.gov.uk/webcasts

To find out more about the report, or to attend, visit: http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=733&MId=10191

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