Capita Symonds has secured a contract to provide project management, cost management and CDMC services for the £40m redevelopment of Bristol City Football Club stadium at Ashton Gate in the UK.
Bristol Sport has appointed Capita Symonds as a back-up plan for the redevelopment of the stadium if the company fails to build a new £60m stadium at Ashton Vale.
Bristol Sport’s plan to build a new stadium at Ashton Vale is currently facing an inquiry from planning authorities.
If the original plan fails to go ahead, Ashton Gate stadium would be redeveloped in stages over three years to incorporate new stands where the existing Wedlock and Williams stands are currently located.
After completion, the seating capacity of the stadium will be increased to more than 26,000 seats from the current 21,497 seats.
Plans also include renovation works to the Dolman and Atyeo stands, space for a club shop and museum of sport, as well a large Wedlock’s Pub area incorporated into the site.
Plans for the revamp will be submitted for approval to Bristol City Council in the UK in the summer of 2013.
Bristol City FC board member Jon Lansdown told bcfc.co.uk that the plans give the club a viable alternative to Ashton Vale.
"Ashton Gate has been the club’s spiritual home for more than 100 years and these plans would improve and enhance the facilities ready for the next 100 years, Lansdown said.
"The stadium would be designed with supporters in mind; there would be full engagement and consultation to ensure we represent the history and heritage of the club as fans would like."
The new multipurpose stadium would be used by Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby, and according to the original plan, Bristol Sport, which oversees the two sports clubs, will manage the construction.
Image: After completion, the seating capacity of Ashton Gate stadium would be increased to more than 26,000 seats. Photo: Capita Symonds.