Leadbitter Group say suspension of work at Saints' training ground is just a 'temporary pause'

Daily Echo: Staplewood, before redevelopment began Staplewood, before redevelopment began

CONTRACTORS carrying out the redevelopment of Saints’ training ground have said work has been temporarily suspended to “confirm details of a specific aspect of the project”.

Leadbitter Group said they expect construction at the club’s Staplewood complex to resume shortly.

Work stopped at the training ground on Wednesday morning.

A statement from Leadbitter said: “Everyone involved in the construction of the new training ground at Southampton Football Club wants to ensure that the facility meets the current and future needs of the club.

“Therefore, we have agreed with the club that works will pause so that we may confirm details of a specific aspect of the project. Works are expected to resume in the near future.”

The nature of the “specific aspect” has not been disclosed.

Saints club spokesman Jordan Sibley said on Twitter that the two parties had “agreed to pause the process whilst details of a specific aspect of the specification is confirmed.”

He added that Leadbitter and Saints were “looking forward to the project being completed ahead of the 2013-14 season.”

Staplewood has been undergoing a multi-million pound renovation scheme following the approval of planning permission earlier this year.

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1:19pm Fri 5 Oct 12

gladbachsaint says...

I heard the issue was that somebody kept stealing gates from around the re-developed site. The thief was spotted by Leadbitter security people but they didn't say anything in case they took a fence.
I heard the issue was that somebody kept stealing gates from around the re-developed site. The thief was spotted by Leadbitter security people but they didn't say anything in case they took a fence. gladbachsaint

1:23pm Fri 5 Oct 12

billythesaint says...

Panic over. They probably hit a mole with a digger and upset a tree hugging baffoon with flowers in their hair. Surely the specific aspects would have been sorted out beforehand? I've only got a little bit of experience of building work but I'm fairly sure all this would have been done already? Maybe Cortese changed his mind. Maybe a Pompey scarf was buried under the pitch again?
Panic over. They probably hit a mole with a digger and upset a tree hugging baffoon with flowers in their hair. Surely the specific aspects would have been sorted out beforehand? I've only got a little bit of experience of building work but I'm fairly sure all this would have been done already? Maybe Cortese changed his mind. Maybe a Pompey scarf was buried under the pitch again? billythesaint

1:28pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Alicesdad says...

A lot of fuss over nothing.

Ladies toilets are now being installed as the training ground is expected to pull quite a crowd with our international array of superstars on show.

Currently, so I'm told, the training ground pulls bigger crowds than some local ex-premiership clubs and that's before its in full usage !!
A lot of fuss over nothing. Ladies toilets are now being installed as the training ground is expected to pull quite a crowd with our international array of superstars on show. Currently, so I'm told, the training ground pulls bigger crowds than some local ex-premiership clubs and that's before its in full usage !! Alicesdad

2:01pm Fri 5 Oct 12

jezza says...

If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.
If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white. jezza

2:06pm Fri 5 Oct 12

SaintMax says...

gladbachsaint wrote:
I heard the issue was that somebody kept stealing gates from around the re-developed site. The thief was spotted by Leadbitter security people but they didn't say anything in case they took a fence.
brilliant.. is it only me that hasnt heard this before..?
[quote][p][bold]gladbachsaint[/bold] wrote: I heard the issue was that somebody kept stealing gates from around the re-developed site. The thief was spotted by Leadbitter security people but they didn't say anything in case they took a fence.[/p][/quote]brilliant.. is it only me that hasnt heard this before..? SaintMax

2:40pm Fri 5 Oct 12

saintand266 says...

jezza wrote:
If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.
Ha ha ha anyway how's you're training ground ? Are you still renting a couple of portacabins in Eastleigh ?
[quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha anyway how's you're training ground ? Are you still renting a couple of portacabins in Eastleigh ? saintand266

3:21pm Fri 5 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

billythesaint wrote:
Panic over. They probably hit a mole with a digger and upset a tree hugging baffoon with flowers in their hair. Surely the specific aspects would have been sorted out beforehand? I've only got a little bit of experience of building work but I'm fairly sure all this would have been done already? Maybe Cortese changed his mind. Maybe a Pompey scarf was buried under the pitch again?
peace and love man remember woodstock. and more to the point do you remember the group THE MOLES who released the phsychedelic classic WE ARE THE MOLES back in the days of peace and love and jingly bells and waccy baccy smells.Everybody thought THE MOLES were the Beatles.in fact they were SIMON DUPREE AND THE BIG SOUND from the porpoisemouth region.Skunt fans no doubt out to spoil the fun even then.
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Panic over. They probably hit a mole with a digger and upset a tree hugging baffoon with flowers in their hair. Surely the specific aspects would have been sorted out beforehand? I've only got a little bit of experience of building work but I'm fairly sure all this would have been done already? Maybe Cortese changed his mind. Maybe a Pompey scarf was buried under the pitch again?[/p][/quote]peace and love man remember woodstock. and more to the point do you remember the group THE MOLES who released the phsychedelic classic WE ARE THE MOLES back in the days of peace and love and jingly bells and waccy baccy smells.Everybody thought THE MOLES were the Beatles.in fact they were SIMON DUPREE AND THE BIG SOUND from the porpoisemouth region.Skunt fans no doubt out to spoil the fun even then. CB FRY LIVES

3:43pm Fri 5 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

They are looking to install a larger Trophy cabinet in the Club House.
They are looking to install a larger Trophy cabinet in the Club House. OSPREYSAINT

3:49pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Folkestone Saint says...

jezza wrote:
If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.
At least we will be painting solid things not papering over cracks or should that be casm's
[quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.[/p][/quote]At least we will be painting solid things not papering over cracks or should that be casm's Folkestone Saint

4:04pm Fri 5 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
jezza wrote:
If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.
At least we will be painting solid things not papering over cracks or should that be casm's
Chasm's it should be! The bigger the better!
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: If it helps to get things moving again, the grass goes in green side up, and the paint you need is Johnstone's red and Johnstone's white.[/p][/quote]At least we will be painting solid things not papering over cracks or should that be casm's[/p][/quote]Chasm's it should be! The bigger the better! OSPREYSAINT

8:44pm Fri 5 Oct 12

wizard says...

I think you will find its because our so called godsend mr cortese is an absolute a**hole who has spat his dummy out at the most trivial thing and yes i do know and no i wont elaborate! the guy is an absolute douchebag!
I think you will find its because our so called godsend mr cortese is an absolute a**hole who has spat his dummy out at the most trivial thing and yes i do know and no i wont elaborate! the guy is an absolute douchebag! wizard

9:25pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Channonite says...

Shock headline "Premier League Chairman is Unpopular". Unusual.

I will wait and see if I can actually buy a programme on Sunday. They were sold out 35 minutes before KO at the ManU game and pretty much sold out with 30 minutes to go for the Villa game. That says to me that they are simply not printing enough.

The club seem to be addressing the wrong problem.
Shock headline "Premier League Chairman is Unpopular". Unusual. I will wait and see if I can actually buy a programme on Sunday. They were sold out 35 minutes before KO at the ManU game and pretty much sold out with 30 minutes to go for the Villa game. That says to me that they are simply not printing enough. The club seem to be addressing the wrong problem. Channonite

11:35am Sat 6 Oct 12

Saintsayer II says...

wizard wrote:
I think you will find its because our so called godsend mr cortese is an absolute a**hole who has spat his dummy out at the most trivial thing and yes i do know and no i wont elaborate! the guy is an absolute douchebag!
Funny how successful bosses are always disliked by the plebs
[quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: I think you will find its because our so called godsend mr cortese is an absolute a**hole who has spat his dummy out at the most trivial thing and yes i do know and no i wont elaborate! the guy is an absolute douchebag![/p][/quote]Funny how successful bosses are always disliked by the plebs Saintsayer II

11:15am Sun 7 Oct 12

MGRA says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
wizard wrote:
I think you will find its because our so called godsend mr cortese is an absolute a**hole who has spat his dummy out at the most trivial thing and yes i do know and no i wont elaborate! the guy is an absolute douchebag!
Funny how successful bosses are always disliked by the plebs
Its also funny how successful bosses do not always behave as some assume they do. I happen to know what he is referring to.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: I think you will find its because our so called godsend mr cortese is an absolute a**hole who has spat his dummy out at the most trivial thing and yes i do know and no i wont elaborate! the guy is an absolute douchebag![/p][/quote]Funny how successful bosses are always disliked by the plebs[/p][/quote]Its also funny how successful bosses do not always behave as some assume they do. I happen to know what he is referring to. MGRA

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