Upgrade To Owlerton Greyhound Stadium To Begin

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Upgrade To Owlerton Greyhound Stadium To Begin

Upgrade To Owlerton Greyhound Stadium To Begin

Sheffield’s Owlerton Greyhound Stadium will be getting a new banqueting suite, with construction on the project set to begin next month.

£5 million has been set aside to cover the cost of the build, which will see Pontefract-based business Harris CM take the lead on the project, Business Leader reported.

The plans are for a two-storey, steel-frame structure that will provide new banqueting and conference facilities, as well as corporate boxes.

Commercial director at Harris CM Jason Collins explained that the scheme has particular importance to him, because he was born and bred in Sheffield.

“I am really proud to be working on such a prestigious project in my home town, building an impressive new addition to a stadium that has been serving the city since 1929,” he commented.

Mr Collins added that the scheme will create “a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy for many years to come”.

He also stressed that, where possible, the company will be using local supply chain partners to deliver the building work. That means there could be opportunities for scaffolding companies in Sheffield to pick up some work during construction.

All being well, the project will be completed and the new facilities open to the public by the summer of 2019. John Gilburn, Owlerton’s managing director, explained that the new building will allow the venue to host weddings, conferences, concerts and indoor sporting events, as well as all of its current events.

This isn’t the only large-scale sports project in the pipeline in Sheffield. At the beginning of this month The Star reported that Sheffield Council is moving ahead with its plans to expand the English Institute of Sport, to ensure it can deliver sports facilities for the pupils at Oasis Academy Don Valley.