Brandywell revamp to start within weeks

How the new-look Brandywell Stadium will look when the redevelopment project is complete.
How the new-look Brandywell Stadium will look when the redevelopment project is complete.

Diggers are expected to move in and begin the multi-million pound transformation of Brandywell Stadium within weeks, the ‘Journal’ can reveal.

Derry City and Strabane District Council, which owns the stadium, says it hopes to be in a position to announce the award of the contract for the Brandywell regeneration project within the next fortnight.

Karen McFarland, Council’s Director of Health and Communities, has revealed that a provisional letter of intent has been issued to a preferred contractor.

She told councillors on Thursday that, following completion of the necessary “standstill” period, and subject to no challenges arising within this timeframe, Council will be in a position to announce details of the award of contract and confirm the project commencement date.

The redevelopment of Brandywell Stadium includes the building of a new stand, new changing rooms and office space, and a new playing surface.

See Friday’s ‘Journal’ for full details.