Hundred-year old contractors Bam Construction have landed a £100 million deal to complete Manchester City’s new training and youth complex.
Competition for the worthwhile contract was stiff, with several highly regarded contractors also vying for the deal. The bids were for the construction of Manchester City’s new world class training facilities, which include 15 pitches, a 7,000 seater stadium and a new training centre which will sit opposite to Etihad Stadium.
If there was one name you wanted to appear atop a letterhead regarding a new construction contract, it would be that of moneybags’ Manchester City chairman Sheik Mansour, so Bam Construction will be delighted to have landed to contract.
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The UEA tycoon topped this year Forbes Football rich list, and, when you have enough money to pay £30 million for Edin Dzeko, there is certainly cash to be splashed.
Also included in the development plans are: One half sized and one full size youth development pitches, one half size and four full size first team pitches, on-site sleeping accommodation and classroom facilities for 40 young players, a first team building with changing rooms, gym, refectory and rehab centre, and to top it all of a whopping 7,000 seat stadium for youth games.
Consultants Capita Symonds, Aecom, BDP, Turner and Townsend and Aedas are amongst the other firms involved in the project, which is expected to be complete for 2016.