New Spectators Grandstand
Latest Update !
BASC & Rugby Club project leader, Neil McKen, is delighted to confirm that nearly £100k of funding has recently been secured from Sedgemoor District Council and Viridor Credits which will now enable the construction of the proposed new grandstand to commence later in the year.
Neil said; “Having served the rugby club well for the last few years, the existing terraced seating is nearing the end of its life, exposes supporters to the elements and lacks proper and easy access.
Planning permission was granted for a replacement grandstand a couple of years ago but due to a shortage of funds it has taken until now for the project to become a reality”.
Plans of the new grandstand have been displayed in the clubhouse for the last few months and include;
- Increased seating capacity.
- Full weather protection with steel profiled roof and side cladding.
- Generous concrete standing areas.
- Wheelchair parking.
- Access footpaths linking the grandstand with the clubhouse.
Neil added; “Everyone connected with BASC and the Rugby Club in particular is absolutely delighted with this particular ‘result’ and our thanks go to the Parks team at Sedgemoor District Council and the Admin team at Viridor Credits for supporting and helping with our funding applications.
Whilst work on the project is yet to start, a contractor has already been appointed and we expect the new grandstand to be available for use by all supporters and visitors early in the New Year.
In the meantime, the new rugby season is almost upon us and with large numbers of players regularly attending pre-season training, including some new faces joining the club & some coming back from injury, things are looking good for a successful time ahead both on & off the pitch”.