Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium has moved a step nearer after the club announced it was “moving forward with the tendering process”.
In a statement released today, the club added that it had already commenced basement work on the stadium and was addressing additional planning requirements.
The announcement by the north London club comes on the day that designs for the new stadium were unveiled on its website.
The Northumberland Park development has an estimated value in excess of £400m.
Companies have already signalled their intention to bid for work on the 61,000-seater stadium.
Last month, Severfield chief executive Ian Lawson revealed to Construction News that the steel specialist was preparing bids for the project.
The stadium will be the biggest club football venue in London and will include Britain’s highest one-tier stand in the UK, as well as dedicated NFL facilities for visiting American Football teams.
It will also see 579 new homes built, including a number of affordable homes, along with a 180-bedroom hotel and a new extreme sports centre that will house the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall.
Several aspects of the latest design are still subject to review and the club has said that work on the ground would be subject to assessment throughout the development.
Tottenham Hotspur plans to finish work on the stadium by August 2018 in time for the 2018/19 season.
Speaking after the announcement, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy said: “Schemes of this scale and magnitude must undergo continuous and rigorous review to ensure they are futureproofed and the design is optimised.
“We are determined this scheme delivers something that becomes an iconic landmark, instantly recognisable around the world and capable of acting as the catalyst needed to kick-start the regeneration of this area.
“At this stage and barring no major hiccups, we are committed to staying on course for a 2018 opening and shall be working closely with Haringey Council to facilitate a timely process.”