Stadium update 09.11.2016

They say a week is a long time in politics. Well it is also in construction… Since the win over Truro at the weekend, the seats have started to go in and work on the roof should also be getting under way. Last week TSP made significant progress: the blockwork on the stand frontage is really…

Stadium Update 29.10.2016

Our last match here at Stonebridge Road was just under a month ago and as you enter the stadium today I know you will be impressed by the progress we have made on our new main stand in that time. The steel superstructure is substantially complete and occupies the full length of Stonebridge Road. The…

Stadium update 24.09.16

Progress is definitely the buzzword around the club at present. The steel superstructure has now reached the halfway line and hopefully you will be getting a feel for the unique look of the new stand and the wavy roof which will be a feature of the development. Credit for this must go to Alexander Sedgeley…

Stadium update 10.09.2016

Some 15 weeks ago we witnessed the demolition of the Liam Daish Stand with its host of nice memories over a long period of time. But that was the past and now we look to the future. Following the demolition, there was extensive groundwork and we have been through trenching, excavation, drainage and piling (176…

Stadium update 29.08.2016

In the last fortnight we have seen a real push forward on site with an increase in the number of personnel and trades present. The beginning of last week gave us first sight of the sump unit being delivered and positioned close to the Plough End stand. The sump unit will run parallel to the…

Stadium latest: early August

There has been a tremendous amount of work taking place over the summer break and in June the stadium resembled a bomb site. TSP (TRAK Special Projects Ltd) is the company entrusted with bringing a new and improved range of facilities to Stonebridge Road in what I know will be the best main stand in…

Demolition over as rig gets to work

The construction work at Stonebridge Road enters a new phase this coming week with the demolition stage of the operation now officially at an end. Following the completion of the bulk of demolition a fortnight ago, contractors TSP have been busy on the excavation side of things, working on the drainage in the area under where the new stand…

Capacity figure confirmed during construction phase

With work ongoing at Stonebridge Road to construct the new Main Stand, the club has revealed that ground capacity for the early part of the new season will be 2,013. The reduced space is broken down as follows: Main Stand (Seating): 524 Main Stand (Terracing): 196 Plough End (Seating): 534 Swanscombe End (Terracing): 759 The…

Day 21: stepping down

Earlier this week the last of the long rows of terrace steps were broken up and the rubble stacked at the far end of the ground with earthmovers now creating the level areas  on which the foundations for the new stand will be set. The surrounding wall is also down, creating a shallow bank between the…

Day 17: breaking up is hard to do

As anyone who has driven past the stadium over the Bank Holiday weekend will have noticed, the tea bars and remaining structures by the Stonebridge Road side of the ground have now been completely demolished, with lumps of terracing, a crush barrier and the surrounding wall all that remains of the stand. In the face…