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Next stage of ground works underway as piling starts

Update about work on our new stadium

24 July 2019

We are delighted to report that a piling rig is now on site at Plough Lane with the aim of building foundations for the West Stand.

As part of the process to build our new home, the large piling rigs drill deep holes into the ground at points that have already been marked out to indicate where the piles will be sunk. Metal rods have been delivered that will be prefabricated into tall, thin cages that get sunk into the still-wet concrete, which is poured into the holes created by the piling rigs. This will create the foundations for the West Stand.

Elsewhere on site, the pitch area is now ready for installation of under-pitch water attenuation tanks. Earth currently banked up around the pitch area will then be placed on top of the tanks and profiled to form the basis of our new pitch.

Work is being done under a letter of intent while we finalise the main construction contract.

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