Mace has been appointed as construction manager to oversee the remaining development works at Birmingham City Stadium in the UK.

Buckingham Group was earlier responsible for the structural works to Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s stadium’s Tilton Lower and Kop Lower Stands.

However, Mace replaced Buckingham Group after the business filed for a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

Upon project completion, more than 3,000 Blues supporters can expect to be seated in the Lower Tilton safe standing area. The KOP Lower Stand will seat an extra 3,600 people. St. Andrew’s occupancy will be approximately 30,000.

Birmingham City, which is administering the St Andrew’s master redevelopment, will take over the administration of all subcontractors working on the lower Tilton and Kop reconstruction projects.

Birmingham City CEO Garry Cook said: “By appointing Mace to the construction management role we have ensured we will be in a position to achieve our goal of having close to 30,000 Blues fans, in person at St Andrew’s, supporting the team later this autumn.

“More than 50% of our sub-contractors live in and around Birmingham so it is important that we have been able to get them back to work so quickly.”

The project is slated for completion by the end of November 2023.

Mace Consult UK and Europe property managing director Dan Easthope said: “Over the coming weeks, Mace will be drawing on our global expertise in stadium and venue delivery, working closely with Birmingham City Football Club and all of the suppliers currently supporting the project to ensure that the remaining work can continue with the minimum of disruption.”