Aberdeen FC has appointed local firm McIntosh to prepare its new stadium site, much of which was formerly used as landfill, to allow construction to begin later this summer. Phase one, valued at around £10m, will include the construction of the training pavilion, groundsman’s accommodation, three professional training pitches, two 3G pitches and two grass pitches.
Aberdeen FC has issued tenders for various elements around the construction of phase one and has pledged to appoint local firms wherever possible. Contracts for the overall project are anticipated to safeguard or create around 150 jobs initially.
Project director Raymond Edgar said:
The appointment McIntosh Plant Hire underlines our commitment to using local suppliers and local expertise which will safeguard jobs and boost our economy.
A principal contractor will be appointed in the near future with contracts also being let for sub-contractors to carry out the various work packages which include roads and sewers, construction of the pavilion and groundsman’s accommodation, formation of the pitches as well as all electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation work.
Celtic Park spends £4m
Celtic Park is installing a hybrid pitch, new drainage, extended PA and LED lighting over the summer. In the main stand, work will be done on the roof to make it more weather resistant to supporters. Plans remain in place for a hotel and museum to be constructed at the stadium.