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Rotherham United reveal stadium plans

The Millers have announced plans for a 12,000 all seated stadium to be built on the old Guest and Chrimes foundry site in the centre of Rotherham.

Chairman Tony Stewart, Manager Ronnie Moore and representatives from Gleeds, GMI Construction and S&P were present during the press conference, held at Don Valley Stadium, where plans and designs were revealed for the new stadium.

Chairman Tony Stewart is quoted as saying: “the stadium will be an iconic figure right at the centre of Rotherham and its facilities and unique design will stand up against any stadium in the country.”

“The supporters of Rotherham United have had to wait a long time for this moment and I can assure them that we are going to build a stadium that everyone in the Rotherham community can be proud of," added Tony Stewart.

Rotherham United also announced that Gleeds will be responsible for the project management of the new stadium with history in projects of stadium building. Associate Director and Project Manager of Gleeds, Simon Morris added: "Gleeds have a strong track record in delivering stadiums in the UK and abroad." Gleeds will also act as the Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator of the new stadium.

The construction of the 12,000 seated stadium will be carried out by GMI Construction who have experience in sports construction. Jarrod Best Managing Director said: "Securing GMI's place on the delivery team for Rotherham United's new state of the art stadium is an exciting honour for us.”

Both Gleeds and GMI Construction will be working towards the designs created by S+P Architects who were able to reveal the final stadium plans with images.

Taz Mannan

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