London: Wimbledon select Andrew Scott to build stadium
source: yourlocalguardian.co.uk; author: michał
One more step forward for AFC Wimbledon as the club have selected their preferred contractor for Plough Lane. The stadium will be built by Andrew Scott Ltd.
Andrew Scott Ltd. is the preferred contractor for new AFC Wimbledon stadium at Plough Lane. The company's duty is to develop the stadium design in more detail and then agree on a fixed price for delivery of such stadium in the place currently occupied by now-defunct greyhound racing track. Andrew Scott had previously delivered the stadium of Stoke City and Parc y Scarlets in Wales.
Chief executive Erik Samuelson said: “This is a significant step forward in our move to a new stadium and we are delighted to be working with Andrew Scott Ltd.
“There is still a long way to go, but once the section 106 agreement is signed, we can really push on with our plans for a new ground in our spiritual home of Merton.”
A two-stage tender process was held in order to clarify how much the new stadium would cost. Three companies were invited to discuss negotiations and, after a submission bids, project manager Andrew Williams published a report to the Football Club Board.
After further enquires were made, Andrew Scott were selected and the decision was reviewed and endorsed by The Dons Trust Board last week.