AFC Wimbledon have appointed Andrew Scott Ltd as the preferred contractor for building their new stadium at Plough Lane.
Established in 1870, Andrew Scott Ltd has a long history of building community facilities and sports stadia in the UK, including Cardiff Arms Park back in the 1960s. In more recent times, Andrew Scott has built Parc y Scarlets, home of Llanelli Scarlets, and substantial developments at Hampshire CCC’s The Rose Bowl, and Stoke City’s stadium.
The appointment follows a lengthy and thorough process conducted by the club.
In order to get a clearer understanding of the likely cost of the new stadium, AFC Wimbledon’s board decided to enter into a two-stage tender process, which included inviting three companies to apply.
Following the finalisation of the section 106 agreement – the formal planning obligations – the Dons will work with Andrew Scott to develop the stadium design in more detail. At the end of that process, they will agree a fixed price for building the stadium.
AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson said: “This is a significant step forward in our move to a new stadium and we are delighted to be working with Andrew Scott Ltd. There is still a long way to go, but once the section 106 agreement is signed, we can really push on with our plans for a new ground back in our spiritual home of Merton.”