Etihad expansion Man City p.planning docs

The North Stand will feature a rooftop bar and sky walk. Credit: via planning documents

Sisk wins contract for Man City stadium expansion

The contractor will handle the construction of the club’s £300m development of the Etihad.

Sisk & Sons confirmed the contract win in a LinkedIn post, adding that phase one of the steel works has started on the North Stand.

Having secured planning permission last year, City is increasing the capacity of stadium to 60,000, as well as transforming the ground into a year-round entertainment and leisure destination.

An additional tier is being added to the North Stand to make room for 7,700 seats. The stand will also feature a sky bar, and a roof walk experience.

All-weather facilities, fully integrated into the stadium, a covered City Square fan zone with capacity for 3,000 people, a new club shop, museum, and a 400-bed hotel, all feature in the scheme.

The project also includes 43,000 sq ft of offices to provide co-working space for start-up and medium-sized organisations.

Three out of the four concrete cores for the hotel element of the scheme has also been completed, Sisk has confirmed, alongside four out of five tower cranes being in-situ.

Sisk also says mitigation work is taking place on the stadium internally to minimise any disruption for supporters ahead of the start of the next football season in August.

Quoted on LinkedIn, Paul Brown, chief executive officer, Sisk, said: “We are very proud to be working on such an iconic venue and look forward to creating a best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Stadium.

“Our experience and expertise of delivering large complex engineering infrastructure in large public spaces will play a pivotal role in this project’s success.

“Our previous stadia knowledge remains embedded within Sisk and will be invaluable, when combined with the talent that we have in the business, along with our key supply chain partners in delivering a project of this scale.”

Deloitte and Populous are on the project team, along with Salford Archaeology, Movement Strategies, BuroHappold, Helen Hamilton Ecology, ME Engineers, Enfusion,, Hillbreak, Arup, and Amion.

To see the plans, search for reference number 136763/FO/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.

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First thing that comes to my mind is why expand when it’s not being filled to capacity as it is? I’m sure the figures say it’s full on match days but it’s plain to see on tv that there are lots of empty seats every home game.

By B. Mused

More empty seats. Massive club.

By Anonymous

Why unable to fill current seats

By Anonymous

This is going to be fantastic when it’s finished. It’s a shame that the snipers are out in force. They should focus on their own absolute eyesore of a ground and get the roof fixed!

By Riley N

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