Watford's new East Stand at Vicarage Road will almost certainly be opened in sections

Picture of the demolition work at Vicarage Road, taken last week by Holly Cant.

Picture of the demolition work at Vicarage Road, taken last week by Holly Cant.

First published in Latest Sport This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

The new East Stand at Vicarage Road will almost certainly be opened in sections and won't be fully completed in time for the start of the 2014/15 season.

Watford are hopeful part of the stand will be in use during the first home game of the Championship season on August 9.

But the decision in March to extend the stand the full length of the pitch and also the decision to enlarge the changing rooms, which was made in May, has resulted in additional work which will push back a full opening.

The club had initially planned to use the footprint of the old East Stand structures which ended around the penalty spot at the Vicarage Road end. The old retaining wall at the back of the stand was scheduled to remain and this would have helped speed up the building process.

The new structure, which the Hornets named The Watford FC Community Stand, was initially scheduled to be built in two parts and the club had hoped to open the first section early this year once the new changing rooms were installed, with the rest completed by this summer.

But then the Hornets' hierarchy decided the new stand would look better if it went the full length of the pitch. The extra section will add an additional 800 new seats, taking the capacity of the new stand to around 3,400, but will also add time to the building schedule.

Watford also decided to make the changing rooms bigger last month and this meant the retaining wall at the back of the stand needed to be knocked down and new piling and concrete walls installed, which wasn't initially planned.

The Watford Observer was contacted by someone claiming they had been told the East Stand would not be fully complete until November. The Hornets refused to comment on the matter this week but a source close to the club stated that was not true and it would be fully completed before then, although the Golden Boys have not set a deadline for completion.

The same source denied claims the club had decided to change the company installing the changing rooms, which may have led to further delays, and stated asbestos found was expected and cleared within two days this week.

In the past Watford have stated a desire to complete the structure within a time frame but have not set strict deadlines for completion, which has been a factor in the decision to adapt the stand during the building process.

The annual accounts for the year ending June 2013 said it was expected to cost £1.68m and that had increased to around £3m by November. The decision to extend the stand the full length of the pitch was expected to increase the figure to £3.5m and making the changing rooms bigger has added add additional expense.

However, we have been told the Pozzo family were happy to pay the extra money to ensure an impressive stand was built. We have also been told the Pozzos are paying for the development in its entirety.

The club, demolition firm Gaywood and construction company GL Events have refused to comment on the development of the East Stand in the last two weeks.

Three weeks ago, chief executive Scott Duxbury said: "The club’s goal is and always has been to have The Watford FC Community Stand fully open for the start of the new season.

"Like any large-scale multi-million pound construction project, progress is always subject to change due to a number of factors and complexities which are encountered during works.

"All parties are working tirelessly together to achieve our shared goal, although ultimately there are no deadlines set in terms of wanting to see a fully-completed, fully functional stand - something everyone at Watford has hoped for over a considerable number of years."

He added: "If we’re not able to open the whole stand at the first opportunity, then we would of course seek to accommodate as many supporters as possible with a part opening of the stand."

Watford have prioritised building the East Stand over the South-West Corner and project management of the development next to the Rous Stand was handed to Centerplate last year, after the US stadium construction company acquired catering firm Lindley, who already had a deal in place with the club.

This Is Local London: Watford hope work on Vicarage Road's south-west corner can start around October

The agreement with Lindley and Centerplate involves the companies providing all the hospitality services in the stadium and also helping fit out the South-West Corner, which has been left part built for several years.

Seven weeks ago Centerplate reiterated their commitment to the club and the corner development after it emerged the two men in negotiations with Watford had since left the company.

We understand the man quoted at the time, commercial director at Centerplate’s UK division, Jonathan Davies, has also now left.

But this week a spokesperson for the company said: "Centerplate is a key partner with Watford FC and we remain committed to investing in the infrastructure of the stadium as part of a long-term partnership with the club. Discussions regarding plans for the development of the South-West Corner at Vicarage Road are continuing to be progressed with Watford FC’s management team."

We understand there is one year left on the current hospitality deal and that a ten-year extension has been agreed, although that is on the proviso the club are happy with the progress of the South-West Corner.

We have also been told two major catering companies have contacted the club about taking over the hospitality services at Vicarage Road and the South-West Corner should the Hornets decide not to active the ten-year deal with Centerplate.

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11:14am Fri 20 Jun 14

Uzzy14 says...

What a badly written article..full of rumours,insiders said this etc etc...come on WO get the facts !
What a badly written article..full of rumours,insiders said this etc etc...come on WO get the facts ! Uzzy14
  • Score: -40

11:26am Fri 20 Jun 14

overhere says...

Given that no-one is willing to make a statement what else can be reported? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that it is unlikely that the whole stand will be complete by 9th August.
Given that no-one is willing to make a statement what else can be reported? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that it is unlikely that the whole stand will be complete by 9th August. overhere
  • Score: 25

11:56am Fri 20 Jun 14

craig239 says...

who cares nice to have a stand that side
who cares nice to have a stand that side craig239
  • Score: 40

12:04pm Fri 20 Jun 14

jasonwatford says...

if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway
if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway jasonwatford
  • Score: -87

12:10pm Fri 20 Jun 14

mkhornet says...

We've waited this long so a few more months won't make much difference.
We've waited this long so a few more months won't make much difference. mkhornet
  • Score: 47

12:20pm Fri 20 Jun 14

garston tony says...

I dont really get why the club dont want to comment, surely as much as we're looking forward to the new stand no one is going to be upset if it is delayed a little as the plans have changed? And its not like anouncing there is a delay due to changed plans is commercially sensitive, is it?
I dont really get why the club dont want to comment, surely as much as we're looking forward to the new stand no one is going to be upset if it is delayed a little as the plans have changed? And its not like anouncing there is a delay due to changed plans is commercially sensitive, is it? garston tony
  • Score: 5

12:30pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bristol hornet says...

garston tony wrote:
I dont really get why the club dont want to comment, surely as much as we're looking forward to the new stand no one is going to be upset if it is delayed a little as the plans have changed? And its not like anouncing there is a delay due to changed plans is commercially sensitive, is it?
The Pozzos are very weak on PR.

They are good on most things, but their PR leaves a lot to be desired!

Anyway, we can wait a few extra months! No problem, just to see a brand new east stand stretching the whole length of the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: I dont really get why the club dont want to comment, surely as much as we're looking forward to the new stand no one is going to be upset if it is delayed a little as the plans have changed? And its not like anouncing there is a delay due to changed plans is commercially sensitive, is it?[/p][/quote]The Pozzos are very weak on PR. They are good on most things, but their PR leaves a lot to be desired! Anyway, we can wait a few extra months! No problem, just to see a brand new east stand stretching the whole length of the pitch. bristol hornet
  • Score: 0

12:51pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Sealegs says...

That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max. Sealegs
  • Score: -30

12:55pm Fri 20 Jun 14

endean2 says...

comments regarding the new stand are annoying but I can accept.
The continual vague reports regarding the SW corner are pathetic and
typical gobbly gook,saying their "looking forward to working together"
with the new caterers is like a party political broadcast.
Its more than two years now that area has sat there.
GET IT FINISHED.
comments regarding the new stand are annoying but I can accept. The continual vague reports regarding the SW corner are pathetic and typical gobbly gook,saying their "looking forward to working together" with the new caterers is like a party political broadcast. Its more than two years now that area has sat there. GET IT FINISHED. endean2
  • Score: 18

2:00pm Fri 20 Jun 14

peter10531089 says...

Under the Pozzo's we will have a four sided ground, a better squad than we have seen in decades, a club - not in liquidation or under the control of the worlds most egotistical bankrupt - run on a sustainable basis, and people are complaining that the stand is taking too long!!!!! Really need a reality check for some on here.
Under the Pozzo's we will have a four sided ground, a better squad than we have seen in decades, a club - not in liquidation or under the control of the worlds most egotistical bankrupt - run on a sustainable basis, and people are complaining that the stand is taking too long!!!!! Really need a reality check for some on here. peter10531089
  • Score: 78

3:46pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Sahorn says...

Is it correct that the changing room extension is to accommodate PL rules on facilities that must be provided?

If so, it is good news cos it shows where we are headed ..
no point getting promoted only to have to change it all again..

Don't care if it takes til Xmas as long as it's right first time...

Come on England - oops, that's all over so all we've got to look forward to now is the new season - COYH
Is it correct that the changing room extension is to accommodate PL rules on facilities that must be provided? If so, it is good news cos it shows where we are headed .. no point getting promoted only to have to change it all again.. Don't care if it takes til Xmas as long as it's right first time... Come on England - oops, that's all over so all we've got to look forward to now is the new season - COYH Sahorn
  • Score: 7

3:56pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Oxhey Kev says...

The futures bright, the futures Yellow. Thats all I need to know !
The futures bright, the futures Yellow. Thats all I need to know ! Oxhey Kev
  • Score: 8

4:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Sealegs says...

Sealegs wrote:
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
Well, sorry the 11 of you (so far) that don't like it but it should have been, easily. It is an extremely simple structure. There are obviously other factors at play other than construction issues.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.[/p][/quote]Well, sorry the 11 of you (so far) that don't like it but it should have been, easily. It is an extremely simple structure. There are obviously other factors at play other than construction issues. Sealegs
  • Score: -19

4:41pm Fri 20 Jun 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Just get it built and put it into use when it is usable, jeez, we've waited long enough.
Just get it built and put it into use when it is usable, jeez, we've waited long enough. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Hand of Destiny says...

jasonwatford wrote:
if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway
Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here!
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway[/p][/quote]Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here! Hand of Destiny
  • Score: 12

5:29pm Fri 20 Jun 14

watford1881 says...

If anyone wants to spend their own money then go ahead.. Otherwise let the pozzos handle it how they see fit.. Tired of people spending other peoples money.. If the stand wasnt finished until Christmas it wouldn't matter.. It was an empty wreak for many years.. Whats needed now is forward thinkers now.. How many promises about a East Stand has there been?? Finally actions.. I do agree PR is a weakness of the Pozzos but I believe in time this will change....
If anyone wants to spend their own money then go ahead.. Otherwise let the pozzos handle it how they see fit.. Tired of people spending other peoples money.. If the stand wasnt finished until Christmas it wouldn't matter.. It was an empty wreak for many years.. Whats needed now is forward thinkers now.. How many promises about a East Stand has there been?? Finally actions.. I do agree PR is a weakness of the Pozzos but I believe in time this will change.... watford1881
  • Score: 15

6:01pm Fri 20 Jun 14

D.unstable says...

watford1881 wrote:
If anyone wants to spend their own money then go ahead.. Otherwise let the pozzos handle it how they see fit.. Tired of people spending other peoples money.. If the stand wasnt finished until Christmas it wouldn't matter.. It was an empty wreak for many years.. Whats needed now is forward thinkers now.. How many promises about a East Stand has there been?? Finally actions.. I do agree PR is a weakness of the Pozzos but I believe in time this will change....
Don't hold your breath regarding PR weakness of the Pozzo's improving in time, it is a well know trait of Italian business in general for being poor in this area.

Let's just accept it and move on, because if this is the only bad thing about being owned by good honest football people with a track record and the best interest of Watford FC at heart, I have no problem at all.

Imagine being a Cardiff, Hull or Blackburn fan, just a few examples. Lest we forget Bassini red helmet.
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: If anyone wants to spend their own money then go ahead.. Otherwise let the pozzos handle it how they see fit.. Tired of people spending other peoples money.. If the stand wasnt finished until Christmas it wouldn't matter.. It was an empty wreak for many years.. Whats needed now is forward thinkers now.. How many promises about a East Stand has there been?? Finally actions.. I do agree PR is a weakness of the Pozzos but I believe in time this will change....[/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath regarding PR weakness of the Pozzo's improving in time, it is a well know trait of Italian business in general for being poor in this area. Let's just accept it and move on, because if this is the only bad thing about being owned by good honest football people with a track record and the best interest of Watford FC at heart, I have no problem at all. Imagine being a Cardiff, Hull or Blackburn fan, just a few examples. Lest we forget Bassini red helmet. D.unstable
  • Score: 13

7:35pm Fri 20 Jun 14

soulfulhornet says...

I thought the delay at least in part was to do with the discovery of asbestos under the stand. If so it is better for the safety of the building workers and also for the spectators who will use it (plus the staff), that it is done properly. Takes as long as it does, but as much as our stand is important, the lives of all involved are more important.

My grandfather died as a result of exposure to asbestos albeit in an itense environemnt - his death was agonising and horrible to witness. Would not wish that on my worst enemy.
I thought the delay at least in part was to do with the discovery of asbestos under the stand. If so it is better for the safety of the building workers and also for the spectators who will use it (plus the staff), that it is done properly. Takes as long as it does, but as much as our stand is important, the lives of all involved are more important. My grandfather died as a result of exposure to asbestos albeit in an itense environemnt - his death was agonising and horrible to witness. Would not wish that on my worst enemy. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 11

9:03pm Fri 20 Jun 14

jasonwatford says...

Hand of Destiny wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway
Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here!
There is only one place ur hand of destiny lives , and therefore says what your are
[quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway[/p][/quote]Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here![/p][/quote]There is only one place ur hand of destiny lives , and therefore says what your are jasonwatford
  • Score: -13

9:10pm Fri 20 Jun 14

younghornet says...

Sealegs wrote:
Sealegs wrote:
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
Well, sorry the 11 of you (so far) that don't like it but it should have been, easily. It is an extremely simple structure. There are obviously other factors at play other than construction issues.
I'm sure the stand would have been finished by the start of the season if not for the **** weather which delayed construction substantially, nothing anyone could do
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.[/p][/quote]Well, sorry the 11 of you (so far) that don't like it but it should have been, easily. It is an extremely simple structure. There are obviously other factors at play other than construction issues.[/p][/quote]I'm sure the stand would have been finished by the start of the season if not for the **** weather which delayed construction substantially, nothing anyone could do younghornet
  • Score: 1

10:35pm Fri 20 Jun 14

jbb503 says...

Sealegs wrote:
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
What are you building it out of? Lego???!

The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand.

It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.[/p][/quote]What are you building it out of? Lego???! The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand. It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there. jbb503
  • Score: 0

6:50am Sat 21 Jun 14

mellow yellow says...

jbb503 wrote:
Sealegs wrote:
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
What are you building it out of? Lego???!

The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand.

It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.
Seeing as there is no actual waiting list for season tickets or match day sales I hardly think it matters. It will be ready when it's ready. If there were thousands of us locked out on a match by match basis I could understand some peoples frustration, but there aren't. Sure, it will be nice to have a four sided ground again, but we won't fill it for the time being. One could question the clubs PR, but that's about it. The stand IS being built and it's a bit of a non story really... Hmmm, we can only print rehashed gossip and conjecture at the moment so, erm, I know, let's do another dull update on the east stand 'delays', shambles, etc...
[quote][p][bold]jbb503[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.[/p][/quote]What are you building it out of? Lego???! The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand. It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.[/p][/quote]Seeing as there is no actual waiting list for season tickets or match day sales I hardly think it matters. It will be ready when it's ready. If there were thousands of us locked out on a match by match basis I could understand some peoples frustration, but there aren't. Sure, it will be nice to have a four sided ground again, but we won't fill it for the time being. One could question the clubs PR, but that's about it. The stand IS being built and it's a bit of a non story really... Hmmm, we can only print rehashed gossip and conjecture at the moment so, erm, I know, let's do another dull update on the east stand 'delays', shambles, etc... mellow yellow
  • Score: 2

8:17am Sat 21 Jun 14

Sealegs says...

jbb503 wrote:
Sealegs wrote:
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
What are you building it out of? Lego???!

The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand.

It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.
You seem to contradict yourself in the 2nd para. 6 months just to do the foundations!!! Rubbish - a month, 6 weeks tops. This is proven by the promises at the beginning of opening the stand in LESS than 6 months. They therefore knew it COULD be done. From match to match, hardly anything was happening!

I work in the construction industry so I know what I'm talking about. No. Indecision, financial and contractual wranglings, that's the reason for the delay.
[quote][p][bold]jbb503[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.[/p][/quote]What are you building it out of? Lego???! The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand. It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.[/p][/quote]You seem to contradict yourself in the 2nd para. 6 months just to do the foundations!!! Rubbish - a month, 6 weeks tops. This is proven by the promises at the beginning of opening the stand in LESS than 6 months. They therefore knew it COULD be done. From match to match, hardly anything was happening! I work in the construction industry so I know what I'm talking about. No. Indecision, financial and contractual wranglings, that's the reason for the delay. Sealegs
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Sat 21 Jun 14

longcliffe says...

I'm afraid that stand looks quite c**p.
Is there going to be a roof? At present it looks like an East European 3rd division ground.
I'm afraid that stand looks quite c**p. Is there going to be a roof? At present it looks like an East European 3rd division ground. longcliffe
  • Score: -4

10:58am Sun 22 Jun 14

Mark-H says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Hand of Destiny wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway
Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here!
There is only one place ur hand of destiny lives , and therefore says what your are
That doesn't even make sense
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway[/p][/quote]Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here![/p][/quote]There is only one place ur hand of destiny lives , and therefore says what your are[/p][/quote]That doesn't even make sense Mark-H
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Monstermunch17 says...

peter10531089 wrote:
Under the Pozzo's we will have a four sided ground, a better squad than we have seen in decades, a club - not in liquidation or under the control of the worlds most egotistical bankrupt - run on a sustainable basis, and people are complaining that the stand is taking too long!!!!! Really need a reality check for some on here.
....and a dwindling fan base, with people staying away in droves, as concepts such as loyalty, player development and an evolving team are chucked out the window.
[quote][p][bold]peter10531089[/bold] wrote: Under the Pozzo's we will have a four sided ground, a better squad than we have seen in decades, a club - not in liquidation or under the control of the worlds most egotistical bankrupt - run on a sustainable basis, and people are complaining that the stand is taking too long!!!!! Really need a reality check for some on here.[/p][/quote]....and a dwindling fan base, with people staying away in droves, as concepts such as loyalty, player development and an evolving team are chucked out the window. Monstermunch17
  • Score: -2

9:01am Mon 23 Jun 14

Harry's Bar says...

Mark-H wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
Hand of Destiny wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway
Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here!
There is only one place ur hand of destiny lives , and therefore says what your are
That doesn't even make sense
Think Kleenex.
[quote][p][bold]Mark-H[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hand of Destiny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: if the pozzo don't pull their fingers out and sign some decent players they wont fill it anyway[/p][/quote]Typical tripe from this individual. Move on nothing to see here![/p][/quote]There is only one place ur hand of destiny lives , and therefore says what your are[/p][/quote]That doesn't even make sense[/p][/quote]Think Kleenex. Harry's Bar
  • Score: -1

1:52pm Tue 24 Jun 14

jbb503 says...

Sealegs wrote:
jbb503 wrote:
Sealegs wrote:
That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.
What are you building it out of? Lego???!

The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand.

It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.
You seem to contradict yourself in the 2nd para. 6 months just to do the foundations!!! Rubbish - a month, 6 weeks tops. This is proven by the promises at the beginning of opening the stand in LESS than 6 months. They therefore knew it COULD be done. From match to match, hardly anything was happening!

I work in the construction industry so I know what I'm talking about. No. Indecision, financial and contractual wranglings, that's the reason for the delay.
you do know that its a stand and not a house right? and you do know about the considerable slope and movement of retaining walls right? I work with a colleague who did the rookery and trust me, it is not an easy job.

The problem will be a combination of labor shortages, material shortages, and I would suggest an over optimistic promise by the contractor without probably looking at the detail of the job.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jbb503[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: That whole stand plus the changing rooms should have been completed in 6 months max.[/p][/quote]What are you building it out of? Lego???! The demolition, groundworks and piling would take 6 months alone. Its not a simple structure to build given the difference in levels and the weight of the new stand. It'll happen soon. It is a bit worrying though that on the live webcam there has been pretty much no activity or change on the demolition of the old changing rooms or addition of any seats to the completed structure for over 2 months! They need more labourers in there.[/p][/quote]You seem to contradict yourself in the 2nd para. 6 months just to do the foundations!!! Rubbish - a month, 6 weeks tops. This is proven by the promises at the beginning of opening the stand in LESS than 6 months. They therefore knew it COULD be done. From match to match, hardly anything was happening! I work in the construction industry so I know what I'm talking about. No. Indecision, financial and contractual wranglings, that's the reason for the delay.[/p][/quote]you do know that its a stand and not a house right? and you do know about the considerable slope and movement of retaining walls right? I work with a colleague who did the rookery and trust me, it is not an easy job. The problem will be a combination of labor shortages, material shortages, and I would suggest an over optimistic promise by the contractor without probably looking at the detail of the job. jbb503
  • Score: 1

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