MOLINEUX EXPANSION DELAY

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have today announced an unavoidable, weather-related delay with completion of the roof on their Stan Cullis Stand at the Molineux.

The club had written to season ticket holders in September 2011 indicating that the roof was 'on schedule for late December.' However, high winds have hampered progress with lifting the steel into place and the anticipated roof completion date is now February 2012.

This will mean an additional four home games without any completed roof in place. The main part of the next phase involves concreting and finishing the upper floors.

Kevin Underwood, Buckingham Group director, said, "We sincerely regret the unavoidable delay and assure supporters that we're doing everything possible to overcome the difficulties that we've suffered.

“Very strong winds, which aren't always noticeable at ground level, have slowed progress significantly. However, we're doing everything possible to pull time back and we don't anticipate any delay with the summer 2012 handover of the stand."

Jez Moxey, Wolves chief executive, said, "Buckingham Group have been, and continue to be, a fantastic partner in the redevelopment of the Stan Cullis Stand. The wind related delays are unfortunate but outside anyone's control. Unfortunately, these kind of issues can occur in such extensive construction projects which take place through the winter period. I'd like to apologise to supporters for any inconvenience this may cause and thank them for their understanding."

Posted on 05/12/2011