Aberdeen Football Club has appointed the main contractor in the construction of its new community sports hub and training facilities at Kingsford.
Morrison Construction has been announced as the principal contractor for the project.
🚧 This video shows the significant progress between August and October at the site of our new training ground, community facilities and stadium project at Kingsford.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) November 18, 2018
The appointment comes after the club raised around £8.5 million this phase with additional investment from US investor Tom Crotty and board director Dave Cormack, as well as donations and pledges.
Chairman Stewart Milne said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve got the financial backing of investors who share our ambition and are committed to delivering a first-class facility that will benefit the club and also the wider region through the community aspects.”
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Mr Milne also confirmed that the club is now budgeting for an additional £1m of investment in phase one, bringing the total to around £11.5m.
The funds are to cover addition grass pitches for the community, undersoil heating, and provision for the costs which may be incurred as a result of the legal challenge.
This phase, which is expected to be completed by summer 2019, will include the construction of the training pavilion, three professional training pitches, two 3G pitches and one grass pitch.