Contractors have been told to prepare their bids for the £70M expansion of Alexander Stadium ahead of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
The tendering process for the stadium expansion will be started later this month, Birmingham City Council has revealed.
A contract notice for the project was initially scheduled for the end of January, however the council pushed the process back. Despite the delay in appointing a contractor, construction work is still anticipated to get underway early next year.
Work to revamp the stadium will see its capacity increased from 12,700 to 40,000 for the Commonwealth Games. It will retain 20,000 seats after the event. The back-straight stand, built in 2012 with a capacity of 5,000, is set to remain in place as part of the project.
But the other three stands in the stadium are set to be demolished and replaced by a new main stand as part of the works.
A Brimingham City Council spokesperson said: “Tender documents are targeted to be issued out at the end of April. Construction work is due to begin in early 2020 as previously stated.”
The stadium will play host to athletics during the games as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Meanwhile, in February this year it was revealed that Lendlease is set to get first refusal on a contract to deliver a major 2022 Commonwealth Games infrastructure project in the city.
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