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GMI to build Rotherham United stadium

GMI Construction has been chosen to work on a new, multi-million stadium for Rotherham United football club.

The release of plans for the new 12,000 all-seated stadium was described as a historic day for the club by chairman Tony Stewart.

Managing Director of GMI, Jarrod Best said: “Securing GMI’s place on the delivery team for Rotherham United’s new state of the art stadium is an exciting honour for us.

“We have delivered exceptional sporting schemes in the past and we look forward to bringing our skills and expertise to this development, which is set to breathe life and sustainable growth into the South Yorkshire area long into the future.”

The new stadium will be project managed by Gleeds, designed by S+P Architects and built on the old Guest and Chrimes foundry site in the centre of Rotherham.

Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart said: “This stadium will be an iconic figure right at the centre of Rotherham and its facilities and unique design will stand up against any stadium in the country. The stadium will not only benefit this football club but will provide the centre piece of significant regeneration in Rotherham.”

A total of 30 companies were believed to have expressed an interest in creating Rotherham’s new state-of-the-art stadium, which the club hope will be built and ready for action in time for the start of the 2012/13 season.

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