Construction is likely to start soon as new contractor has been appointed to deliver the 8,000-capacity stadium. Buckingham Group will run the project until it opens in 2019.
City of York Council announced Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd have been appointed by Greenwich Leisure Ltd to be their new building contractor for York Community Stadium and surrounding developments. The company will replace builders ISG, who pulled out of the project last December.
A council spokesman said pre-construction design works were already starting ahead of a planned start on construction this autumn. He said:"The new stadium, leisure facilities and the community hub will all open in 2019, along with the new cinema and commercial units."
The 8,000-capacity stadium was expected to already by under construction, with time frame set earlier tis year for September/October groundbreaking. Council leader David Carr said he was delighted the major project was 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," he said.