Nov 21 2012 By Joe McGuire
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HAMPDEN Park is on track to get a £2.8million extension in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The north stand concourse will be upgraded with a two-storey, 17,500 sq ft extension that will create improved facilities for spectators and better accessibility.
Designed to blend with the existing structure, the extension provides an enlarged concourse area. There will also be new catering facilities, toilets and lifts.
The area created underneath the extension will provide additional shelter for spectators.
The undercroft at the west stand will be converted to provide more secure storage space. And catering facilities at the east stand will be upgraded.
International construction services company ISG Work will carry out the work.
Andy Mallice, managing director of ISG Scotland, said: ‘‘ISG’s recent involvement in the staging of the London 2012 Olympic Games, including the construction of the iconic velodrome and delivery of the ‘overlay’ or temporary infrastructure requirements for all London 2012 venues, gives us unrivalled expertise delivering at the very highest levels of international sport.
“We have already forged a successful partnership with the team at Hampden Park in preparing the stadium for its role in London 2012, so we are uniquely placed in Scotland to assist as the venue continues its countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”