The De Nieuwe Ploeg consortium has been added to the team that is responsible for the delivery of a new stadium for Dutch Eredivisie football club Feyenoord.
The Nieuw Stadion BV organisation said De Nieuwe Ploeg, which consists of construction companies BAM and BESIX, will serve as a construction team partner for the further development of the new stadium.
De Nieuwe Ploeg will be joining the design team next week, working on the final plan for the new stadium. The design team also consists of OMA, Royal Haskoning DHV, IGG and a number of other consultancy firms.
The announcement comes after stakeholders behind the project in March revealed a one-year delay for the delivery of the venue, stating there were too many risks in sticking to the original timetable. Officials had targeted start of construction in mid-2020 for an opening in the summer of 2023. However, these dates have now been shifted to April 2021 and June 2024, respectively.
A new business plan for the project was revealed in February which included a number of changes to the original vision. In December, Feyenoord was given the green light to continue with efforts to develop the largest football stadium in the Netherlands after the project had stalled in recent months.
It was reported in November that local authorities were concerned over major delays for the 63,000-seat project, which has been costed at €444m (£381.5m/$498.2m) and is at the centre of a wider €1.5bn regeneration of the southern part of Rotterdam.
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