New Stadium. Latest developments

Last updated : 23 April 2004 By Michael Morris
It has been revealed that there is progress on the stadium with reports that the Council's planning committee has given it's consent for the project.

Also tenders are out for the construction wotk which is hoped to be started this summer.

Here are the links to the stories published on Thursday.

Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee has granted full consent for the proposed new Cardiff City Football Stadium, marking another significant landmark in the development programme for the Council’s land at Leckwith.

Members agreed with officers’ recommendations and granted consent for the first phase of works on the stadium.

The proposal includes two tiers of seating with a total of 30,000 seats and 1,458 car parking spaces which will also be available for park and ride on non match days. A total of 34,458 square metres of floor space is created on three main floors.

The design of the building shows translucent walls with projecting stair towers in white-opaque panels. The roof supports will be silhouetted against the skyline.

Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Graham Hinchey, said: “The club has put forward an imaginative proposal with quality external finishes rather than a temporary solution.

“The stadium has been designed in such a way as to allow it to be extended in stages up to 60,000 seats as required.
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A new £40m stadium for Cardiff City football club is a step nearer, after councillors backed the first phase.

The development, just a stone's throw from the city's Millennium Stadium, will have 30,000 seats but this could be expanded to 60,000.

Cardiff City managing director David Temme welcomed the decision.

The project is being funded by selling land for a retail and a hotel development which forms part of the proposals.

Separate plans for this are expected to be considered next month.

Cardiff planning chairman Councillor Graham Hinchey called it an "imaginative proposal" and "a very exciting development for Cardiff".
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THREE firms have made the play-offs to build a new£40m home of Cardiff City Football Club.

Laing O'Rourke, Miller and Mowlem are competing for almost £100m of work, including the 30,000-seat replacement for the Bluebirds' home at Ninian Park, according to industry magazine Construction News.

The bulk of the remaining work covers a mixed-use development near the new ground at Leckwith Road.

Plans include a 9,000 sq m food store, a hotel and 31,000 sq m of retail space.

Two regional firms, local contractor Stradform and Devon-based Midas, are also seeking a slice of the action, having joined the shortlist for a £6.5m athletics venue near the new stadium, which must be completed before work on the main complex can begin.

Other firms, including Abergavenny-based Alun Griffiths, are also on the tender list for the infra-structure work, worth around £2.5m.
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