The design and build contract is expected to be worth around £63m and will involve revamping Birmingham’s 40-year-old Alexander Stadium in Perry Park.
Tender is now officially underway to deliver United Kingdom's second most impressive athletics stadium. Host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the famous Alexander Stadium will temporarily grow from 12,700 to 40,000 seats in order to meet crowd demand for opening and closing ceremonies.
Consultant Arup has been working up the new stadium design, with Mace onboard as project manager for the council. Around 20,000 to 25,000 seats will be retained after the event to create the country’s second largest athletics stadium, which would be sustainable in the long run.
The construction plan is to build a new main west stand and construct new north and south curves, with the remaining 5,000-capacity back straight (east) stand built in 2012 retained. Roof over majority of the venue will be temporary, to be reused in other ways after the 2022 tournament.