The framework for the eye-catching new West Stand at the venue in Perry Barr will soon be fully in place, and work to add fixtures, fittings and all of the features required by a world-class sporting arena is now in progress.
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is an exciting milestone and it’s testament to the hard work and efforts of all involved that we have made such progress despite the challenges of delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is on budget and scheduled for completion in spring 2022.
Funding for the Alexander Stadium Redevelopment comes from three sources: Birmingham City Council (£27.4million), the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (£20million) and West Midlands Combined Authority (£25million).
Arup are designers for the Alexander Stadium redevelopment, covering all engineering services and architectural design, with Mace acting as project and programme managers, both appointed by Birmingham City Council.Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, who chairs the WMCA, said: “It’s fantastic to see the rapid progress being made as we build a new sporting arena the whole region can be proud of – one fit to host the world’s leading athletes for years to come. But far more importantly the stadium is also playing a major role right now for people’s livelihoods by supporting vital construction jobs and apprenticeships both on site and in the wider business supply chain.
“Making the most of projects like this is absolutely critical to my Mayoral plan to get 100,000 people into work within two years.”