Work will not start on the Community Stadium until September this year, the council has said, and completion dates have been pushed back again until late next year. A York Press report.
Both the football and rugby tenants of York Community Stadium might have to wait until 2019 to move there. An update to councillors revealed this week that even if a new contractor can be signed up this summer (previous one withdrew), building has been delayed since the last timescale was set in December.
In practical terms this means groundbreaking would now happen in September rather than May. Delivery in turn is planned for late 2018 or early 2019 instead of mid-2018.
“Good progress” has reportedly been made in tying up legal agreements with tenants in the commercial side, according to an official report. And the Investment Fund lined up to buy the commercial development is still on board.
Legal agreements will be finalised at the same time as the design, build and operate deal with GLL, who will run the £ 44.2-million project.