Work on the stadium metalwork is making good progress
Shrewsbury Town CEO Brian Caldwell is pleased by the progress being made on the stadium paintwork.
The work on the stadium metalwork began in April after a long term dispute between the club, stadium builders and their sub-contractors was finally resolved.
The first few months has seen the painters work on the West Stand and Caldwell is pleased with the progress they are making.
“I think we are delighted to see the difference between before and after”, Brian said.
“You can see how new the West Stand looks now that the outside is complete and most of the internals are complete.
“We’ve asked them to move onto the main stand now, which hopefully they will move onto in the next couple of weeks, so hopefully we can get the main stand looking good and the front entrance as well.
“It’s making good progress and I think we are all delighted with the work South Durham Structures are doing. It’s not a quick project, but hopefully it will be done properly and it’s looking good so far.”
The work isn’t scheduled to finish until the start of 2019, but Brian doesn’t believe it will effect events taking place at the stadium.
“It’s supposed to be a 40 week process, depending on weather”, said Caldwell.
“At the end of the day the guys are here until they get the job. We appreciate that they have to work around the fixture list for games and also our busy conference business as well, so we will work with them to make sure there’s as little impact as possible for anyone coming to the stadium.”
The issue surrounding the stadium metalwork has been ongoing for some time and Caldwell is pleased that it is finally getting done.
“When I came here two-and-a-half years ago there was the ongoing issue and everyone was saying it looked tatty, but hopefully anyone who has been down to the stadium will realise how good it will look when it’s all finished”, Brian said.
“We’ve got a relatively new stadium which is only 11 years old and obviously there were defects and it was one that we had to agree legally to make sure that all parties were happy with the solution to it all, so I’m delighted that it’s now ticked off and coming good.”