Go ahead given for Bristol City Stadium project
Plans for Bristol City FC’s new £60 million stadium will not be called in by the government. The announcement presents a significant step forward for club, whose plans for the 30,000-seat stadium on greenbelt land at Ashton Vale received an 8-1 ‘minded to approve’ verdict from the local council’s Planning Committee last month.
Capita Symonds is the architecture firm on this project, providing Project Management, Cost Management and CDMC services on the Populous-designed project which is expected to be completed in 2012.
Situated in the Ashton Vale area of the city, just one kilometre from the team’s current home at Ashton Gate, the new stadium will have a 30,000 capacity which could be expanded to 42,000 if England hosts the World Cup in 2018 (last year Bristol was named in England’s World Cup bid as one of 12 potential host cities). The stadium is set to be a 24-7 venue capable of holding events such as concerts, conferences, banquets and trade shows, as well as acting as a hub for community led enterprises.