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VolkerFitzpatrick ‘preferred supplier’ for Stamford Bridge rail works

Chelsea FC new stadium Stamford Bridge CGI aerial shot at night

VolkerFitzpatrick looks set to snap up a £95M contract for the redevelopment of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium.

A spokesperson for the firm confirmed that VolkersFitzpatrick is the preferred supplier for the first major package of works on the £1bn rennovation.

This is believed to include piling and diversion works as well as installing decking platforms over the District line to the north-west of the stadium and a mainline railway used by Southern trains to the east.

“In respect of the Stamford Bridge redevelopment programme, to date we are still in discussions,” the spokesperson told New Civil Engineer. “We are the preferred supplier, but nothing is signed, and we are still in discussions.”

The existing 41,600 seater stadium at the site in west London will be demolished to make way for the construction of a new 60,000 capacity football stadium and an ancillary stadium.

The 6.2ha site is bounded by London Underground’s District line to the north-west, and the Southern mainline railway to the east.

Currently, these lines are in cuttings, but to increase the capacity of the stadium, decks are being built over the lines to allow the footprint of the stadium to be increased.

In total around 500m of track will be decked over, with Network Rail “on board” with the project.

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