Buckingham Group and FWP to construct new stadium for Scunthorpe United FC

18 June 2015 (Last Updated June 18th, 2015 18:30)

UK based Buckingham Group Contracting has won a £18m contract to construct a 12,000 seater stadium for Scunthorpe United Football Club.

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UK based Buckingham Group Contracting has won a £18m contract to construct a 12,000 seater stadium for Scunthorpe United Football Club.

The contractor will develop the stadium in co-ordination with Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP), which has created the design for the new stadium.

The football club expects construction to be complete by the start of the 2016-17 season.

Scunthorpe United received approval for the proposed stadium from the North Lincolnshire Council.

The development is part of an out-of-town football and leisure development planned by FWP's architecture and design team for Scunthorpe United on a site near the club's present Glanford Park stadium.

In addition to the stadium, FWP and Buckingham Group will also develop a 100-bed hotel, a multi-use indoor arena, community sports pitches and, potentially, indoor and outdoor bowling facilities under the project.

Planned as a new home for the league one side, the development will also have room for club and executive facilities, a gym, office space, and areas for commercial development, as well as a club venue and supporters' bar.

Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann said: "We are delighted to have appointed Buckingham Group Contracting to build our new stadium.

"We are delighted to have appointed Buckingham Group Contracting to build our new stadium."

"The group has a fantastic track record of working on and delivering major stadium developments and the appointment means that we have our team in place and are now ready to begin construction of our new home"

Buckingham Group partner and director Kevin Underwood said: "We are delighted to have secured this fantastic opportunity and are looking forward to work with the club and designers to deliver a superb stadium that the club and fans will be proud to call home."

FWP managing partner David Robinson said: "We are delighted to be working with the Buckingham Group once again on this plan to create a vibrant and modern development that will be a real asset to the community and the local economy.

"We have a strong track record of delivery working alongside the Buckingham Group, which includes Leicester Tigers' Welford Road redevelopment and the recently completed Gloucester services on the M5."


Image: Scunthorpe United expects to move into the ground for the start of the 2016-17 season. Photo: courtesy of Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd.