Station development supports community football club

Bishop’s Stortford Community Football Club has received support from a developer and its project team to improve the facilities at their clubhouse.

Solum, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property, Mace, and Joseph Gallagher are delivering improvements to the outdated clubhouse which include installing a new kitchen with serving hatch, installing a new accessible toilet and carrying out general repairs, cleaning and decorating.

On Friday 17th August, a number of employees from both Solum and Mace joined a volunteering day to help Joseph Gallagher and assist with the ongoing refurbishment works.

Contributions to the development of the facilities have also been received from Carey’s and ProSteel. 

In March this year, Solum received planning permission for its proposal to regenerate the Goods Yard site at Bishop’s Stortford Station. A timetable for the start of construction works will be announced soon.

Matthew Serginson, Development Director with Solum, said:

“We endeavour to support local organisations and groups in areas where we are working, and we are proud to be supporting Bishop’s Stortford Community FC.

“Our staff enjoyed participating in the volunteering day and meeting some of the club’s members”.

Joseph Gallagher, Chairman with Joseph Gallagher, said:

We are pleased to support Bishop’s Stortford Community FC, which provides sporting opportunities to the local community”.

Jason Millett, Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Consultancy, said:

“Bishop’s Stortford Community Football Club has a fantastic impact on the local area, promoting football as a sport for people of all ages and abilities. We’re very proud to be able to support this much-needed overhaul of their clubhouse, both by managing the project and with some of our volunteers helping to deliver the refurbishment themselves.”

All refurbishment works for the football club will be finished at the end of August – in time for the start of the football season.

Grant Hegley, Chairman of BSCFC said:

“BSCFC are extremely grateful to Solum, Joseph Gallagher and Mace for the financial support and backing for the refurbishment of our current Friedberg Clubhouse facility, whilst we continue with our search for a proper home in the Bishop’s Stortford area for our Members and the Community as a whole.

“The refurbishment works will improve our current facilities immeasurably and enable us to continue to provide for our community programmes which support our 900 playing members across youth (both boys and girls), veteran, ladies and disabled teams of all abilities”.