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Subbies sought for Barr's Ashton Gate stadium rebuild

26 Oct 14 Barr Construction is looking for West Country subcontractors to help it out on its £45m redevelopment of Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium.

How Ashton Gate stadium will look
How Ashton Gate stadium will look

Barr is teaming up with Bristol Sport and Constructionline, the government-owned database of contractors, to promote opportunities for local contractors. They are holding a meeting at the stadium in Ashton Road, Bristol, from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 30th October.

More than 50 contracts are available, ranging from construction to fit out, from interiors to exteriors including scaffolding, plastering, turnstiles and seating.

Martin Griffiths, chairman of Bristol Sport, which is managing the rebuild, said: “It is a great opportunity for Bristol businesses to get involved. We want local people to benefit from this multi-million pound project. It is estimated that up to 400 job opportunities will be created during the two-year build. We hope lots of local contractors come and talk to Barr about the possibilities ahead.”

The event is free and registration is advised. For more information or to register interest, go to

The scheme to rebuild Ashton Gate consists of three separate phases. The first phase is under way with the construction of a new 6000-seater South Stand. Phases two and three will see the Dolman and Williams stands rebuilt.

The completed stadium will have a capacity of 27,000 with new conference facilities, administration offices, sports bar, cafe and shops created.

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