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Barr wins £45M Bristol stadium scheme

Barr Construction has secured the main contract on the £45M rebuild of Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium.

The Scottish firm will transform the League One club’s ground into a 27,000-capacity multi-use venue.

Work on the first phase of the scheme will begin next month and involve the 86-year-old Wedlock Stand being demolished and rebuilt with conference facilities, administration offices, a sports bar, a café and shops.

Barr Construction managing director Barclay Chalmers said: “Barr has a longstanding experience in stadia projects, having delivered over 50 schemes in the sector, and we will bring all of this expertise to bear in our partnership with Bristol Sport.

“We are aware that the people of Bristol have waited a long time for this. We can’t wait to begin the transformation of Ashton Gate into a vital community facility as well as a modern stadium for top class football and rugby.

“Barr has a policy of working with local labour and local suppliers wherever possible and we look forward to engaging with the supply chain in the South West.”

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