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Mace reveals faults holding up Tottenham stadium

Tottenham stadium

Mace has revealed the faults which are holding up the opening of Tottenham Hotspur’s new £800M stadium.

Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds has confirmed that problems with the wiring for fire detection systems during commissioning and testing work have pushed back the stadium’s opening date.

Due to open next month, Tottenham has had to move matches against Liverpool (15 September), Cardiff City (6 October) and the NFL match planned for 14 October to Wembley.

Mace has been unable to put a timescale on when the 62,00 capacity stadium will now open.

Reynolds said: “Commissioning and testing of systems at the stadium is ongoing and our teams are working around the clock to rectify any issues identified to date.

“It is through this testing that the issues with critical safety systems were identified.

“This is linked to the fire detection contractor encountering higher than usual electrical wiring faults. Many of the outstanding external elements of the build are cosmetic, and are not required for the stadium to open for the first football game.”

The firm has admitted that it is “extremely disappointed” by the delay and has been working closely with the club to establish a new timeline. 

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