Search underway for contractor to deliver 2022 Commonwealth Games stadium

An artist's impression of the remodeled Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council is looking to appoint a main contractor to upgrade the Alexander Stadium, the main venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The three-year contract, reported to be worth around £63m, will include an increase in stadium capacity from 12,700 to 40,000, with capacity then reduced to 20,000 after the games. 

The project will also aim to achieve the legacy of a sustainable community sports facility, with the 20,000 capacity creating the country’s second largest athletics stadium. 

The main contractor will be responsible for:

  • Construction of a new west stand 
  • Construction of the new north and south bowl seating 
  • Remodelling of the site levels and access/egress points 
  • Construction and installation of the main competition and warm up tracks 
  • Formation of the throwing warm up field 
  • Associated highway and infrastructure works 
  • External works 
  • Attenuation and drainage work 

The winning bidder will work with engineering and design consultancy Arup, alongside Mace as project managers. The contract will be for a duration of three years. 

The council is using its e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of the procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. Companies wishing to express an interest in the contract should click on to submit their details to register. All pre-qualification questionnaires should be returned by 7 June 2019.

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