General contractor for the 8,000+ stadium decided to drop out of the project after it got stalled yet again in proceedings.
Earlier today ISG decided to withdraw from the York Community Stadium project. The future 8,000-capacity stadium and adjoining commercial complex are now in doubt as all proceedings to date are undergoing judicial review.
“We’ve worked for over two years, alongside our consortium partners, to realise the vision for a new community stadium at York, and successfully delivered the enabling package for the scheme in late 2015.” spokesperson of ISG said. “However, with further delays caused by the Judicial Review and increasing cost pressures, we’ve been unable to reach a consensus for the next phase of the project.”
York City Council confirms the project is still planned, even if in partial deadlock for motnhs already. Construction was due to begin this year but with prolonged delay works are still to commence properly.
“We are fully committed to delivering the Community Stadium and Leisure Facility project, which will provide a wide-range of facilities. We are continuing to work with our longstanding partners including the consortium lead and leisure operator GLL to build the best leisure, sport and health offer for the city.
“Whilst the council has had no direct relationship with ISG, we are disappointed that they have withdrawn from the project and GLL will now seek to secure an alternative contractor through a competitive process to bring forward a scheme within budget.” a member of the City Council admitted.
The new Stadium Leisure Complex will comprise an 8,000 all-seat community sports stadium to host professional football and rugby league games, a new leisure and sports centre including a 25m swimming pool, teaching pool (with spectator provision), leisure fun pool, competition standard sports hall (with spectator provision), extreme Clip ‘n’ Climb play centre, outdoor high ropes climbing facility and 3G astro turf sports pitches.