After nearly a decade in the planning work will next month begin on Moseley's new stand at Billesley after the Championship outfit finally completed their funding jigsaw.
The final piece fell into place this morning (Tuesday) when the club learned their application for £600,000 had been approved by Sport England - a decision that came just a few hours after Birmingham City Council had formally signed off the project.
The £3.5m project of a two storey building, includes over 700 covered seats, clubhouse rooms, catering facilities and changing rooms.
A ‘national standard’ six lane indoor bowls rink is to be built at the rear of the building that will be home to ‘The City of Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club’.
The project is scheduled for completion in October 2014 – at the start of the 2014-15 season.
The existing 650 seat stand will be repositioned on the East side of the ground allowing the club to provide a total covered seating potential of over 1,300 and is part of the South Birmingham Sports Village, which already encompasses rugby, football, cricket and tennis.
This facility, along with the club’s practical and professional assistance, will provide a springboard for a wide range of additional community activities and sports for local residents.
The £3.5m covers the entire cost of construction but not ‘fixtures and fittings’ for which the club is holding a series of fundraisers including ‘The Spring Ball on Saturday, March 22 at Warwickshire County Cricket Club and a Buy a Brick Campaign.
More information on the development, including further drawings, can be found on the club website’s ‘stand development diary’ at www.moseleyrugby.co.uk along with information on the Ball and the Buy a Brick campaign.