Commercial Property News
Work on a new 8,000-capacity stadium in York is due to start in the Spring of next year, officials have confirmed.
City of York Council has stated that it has appointed a consortium led by operator Greenwich Leisure Ltd as the preferred bidder to build the project, which will be located next to a major retail park in the Monks Cross area of the city.
As well as the construction of a new stadium, there are also plans for the development of a new leisure complex, with the council hoping to turn York into one of the north's leading leisure destinations within the space of just two years.
The new complex will house a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool, a new sports hall and a 100-station gym with dance and spinning studios.
There will also be three 3G five-a-side pitches available, which officials hope will help support community initiatives and encourage participation in sport for people of all ages.
There is no official word yet on which contractor will actually build the project, although firms such as Carillion and Barr have reportedly shown an interest.
Councillor James Alexander, leader of City of York Council, said: “The complex will provide a brand new home for York City Football Club and York City Knights RLFC with high-quality hospitality and conferencing facilities.”
He added: “The commercial element provides the vast majority of the funding for the extensive community facilities.
“We are creating a leading family leisure destination in the North of England and are doing so with minimal impact to the public purse by leveraging £5 of commercial investment for every £1 of council spend.”
Work was initially scheduled to begin this year, but an alleged discovery of great crested newts at the site halted construction, which was also delayed by procurement problems.
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