Details of new Peterborough United stand to replace Moy’s End at London Road revealed

12:08 13 January 2014

London Road.

London Road.

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A 2,560 all-seater stand complete with an education and skills centre will be built at Peterborough United’s London Road by the end of the year.

It will replace the Moy’s End stand, which was demolished last month.

Work will begin on the £9.5 million project in March, with the stand due to be completed by October.

The specialist education and skills centre will open the following month.

Peterborough City Council Leader Marco Cereste joined Peterborough United’s Chief Executive Bob Symns and senior representatives from contractors Kier Construction at London Road today to see first-hand the status of the project.

Mr Symns said: “This is a magnificent step forward for both the football club and Peterborough City Council in regard to outstanding new facilities for both our supporters and the local community.

“It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication by all parties, but the long-term benefit will have been well worth the wait.”

Cllr Cereste said: “We are on the verge of having a community stadium this city can be really proud of.

“It was quite a sight seeing the old stand coming down last month, but what will now replace it will be fantastic and a vast difference to what has been there since the early 1950s.

“I am delighted to be able to mark the start of the transformation of the football ground into an all-seater stadium and the creation of a skills centre. I can’t wait to see it completed.

“The skills centre is vitally important as it will ensure our young people are highly skilled when leaving education and starting work, giving us a better skilled workforce and our young people the best possible start in life.”

Dennis Cotton, Kier Construction director, said: “We’re delighted to be a part of this exciting scheme for Peterborough - there are not many contracts where we need to act as ball boys and I have had no shortage of Kier Posh fans offering to work on the project. “The demolition of the Moy’s End stand went smoothly and we are now looking forward to seeing the new stand and skills centre come out of the ground.”

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