Laing O’Rourke and Sisk line up for Etihad Stadium?


Laing O’Rourke and Sisk are said to be in line to deliver the £300 million expansion of Etihad Stadium, on behalf of Manchester City Football Club (MCFC). 

Etihad Stadium
Credit: Manchester City Football Club (MCFC).

The club announced last week it had finally submitted plans to Manchester City Council for a series of improvements to the stadium and its facilities, following a recent public consultation. 

Its main priority is the extension of the North Stand, increasing spectator capacity to more than 60,000, with one larger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier.   

MCFC also wants to build an expanded and covered ‘City Square’ fan zone with capacity for 3,000, and food and drink outlets.    

And, ahead of submitting the planning application, revealed two new features in the scheme: a sky bar above the new upper tier, with views overlooking the pitch, and a stadium roof walk experience.    

It is now understood Laing O’Rourke, the original builder of the stadium, could be the main contractor for the next phase of works, reported Building, should the plans receive approval. 

Sisk is also said to be in the picture. 

Construction is expected to take up to three years, offering 2,600 jobs prioritised for people from Greater Manchester, while the overall scheme represents a more than £300 million investment into East Manchester.   

Other new design features    

  • A new club shop     
  • A MCFC museum       
  • A 400-bed hotel  
  • Workspace for start-ups   

New LED display screens, four storeys high, will also feature at the entrance. 

Original delivery partners    

  • Arup 

Laing O’Rourke also recently topped out at Everton Stadium in Liverpool. 

Construction Wave contacted all parties for comment.  

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