The first work to build the multi-million-pound Dons stadium has begun – new images reveal.
Coming just weeks after a contentious judicial review was laid to rest, work has started on a pavilion – which will form part of the first phase of construction set to include a training facility, community hub and youth academy at Kingsford.
Representatives of the £50 million development say 80% of the timber frame has gone up at the site, on the A944 near Westhill.
It is also understood a tarmac access road has been built to allow access on to the site for workers.
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However, opponents of the plans have until the end of today to lodge an appeal against the decision of the judicial review.
Raymond Edgar, project director for Kingsford, said: “We are firmly on track to deliver phase one of the project within our original timescales.
“This includes the community sports hub, football academy and training facilities.
“The timberframe construction for the pavilion is about 80% complete, with the roof due to go on this week.
“With the levelling work for the professional pitches about to get under way, we are exactly where we said we would be at this time in order to deliver the facilities for this summer.
“This is hugely exciting for everyone at the club but particularly the management team and the players.”
The new development will see the construction of a 20,000-seat stadium to replace Pittodrie, along with the training facilities, youth academy and community hub.
The club hopes the first phase of construction will be completed this summer, with the wider stadium hosting its first Dons game for the 2021-22 season.