The main jobs at Mill Farm over the next few weeks remain brick and block work and the mechanical and electrical instillation that started at the beginning of the year, carried out by local company PEI-Delta.

Trilanco, who are building a brand new distribution warehouse on site, have started on steelwork over the past week (see below). 

As we get closer to completion we speak to the people involved and their roles in the project.

First up is Andy Bone, Site Agent for L & W Wilson.

“We have been in since the very beginning doing all the groundwork at the stadium. We have dealt with all the foundations of the West and the East stands, the road leading up to the stadium, all the drains and sewers, car parks and floodlight bases.

“We are also laying the stones preparing for the pavements and bringing in the soil for the pitch. 

“All in all we have brought in 199 lorries of concrete and thousands of tonnes of stone!

“The last main jobs are the foundations for the south stand, which will start imminently, and then finally the north stand.

“We are used to jobs of this scale, but the weather has wrecked havoc this winter. The ground is constantly soaking wet and that has pushed us back at times. This is the first time we have worked with Warden and they have been fantastic.

“I can’t wait for the stadium to be finished and I’m looking forward to bringing the kids down to a match next season. I’m also hoping we get a bit of a kick around ourselves! A few of us are over 50 and we would love to have a match of walking football.”