FA kicks off £200m changing rooms programme

changing roomsThe Football Association is preparing to pick a squad of contractors to deliver a £200m building programme of new sports changing rooms across the country.

The four-year grass-roots community programme will typically involve projects worth between £300k and £1m depending on size and scope of each facility.

Under present plans it will invite tenders in June with the aim of selecting contractors to start the improvement programme next April.

Before that the FA, together with The Football Foundation and The English Sports Council,  is undertaking a soft market testing exercise and contractors’ day.

This will help to judge the best route for procurement and explore the market appetite for delivering the programme using modular buildings, although it remains open to more traditional methods of construction too.

To register an interest and participate in the soft market test, complete the SurveyMonkey questionnaire.

The FA said it was looking with consultant Cameron Consulting for firms with experience in the design and construction of modular buildings and of working in the leisure and sports sector.

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