The first stage of the redevelopment of the North Stand has begun with the rebuilding of the R block entrance as the OS announced here. I have took the following pictures today when I went down to the club shop and they show that the construction is not purely cosmetic but a total re-design of the entrance.
On H&V ‘villa1’ went down on the tour and said
Was on a ground tour today. They had started taking seats out of the lower North where it curves round to meet the Witton. They had also completely removed the TV screen, leaving only the framework.
Apparently they are going to remove the framework too, and the executive box below it, and replace it all with a ‘glass walkway’. The guide said that was all he’d heard and that he didn’t know exactly what it was going to look like, although it should be finished for the start of the new season.
I was not able to get inside today to take photo’s from the inside so if anyone have any please let me know but what is strange I can not see any planning permission for this on Birmingham council’s planning site.
Will update this as the redevelopment goes on
A reminder of how it looks now in that corner from the tour a year ago