Tottenham reveal cost of new stadium has risen to £800m due to Brexit

The cost of Tottenham’s stadium project has increased substantially due to Brexit, according to club director Donna Cullen.


Spurs are due to move into their new 61,000-seat ground during the 2018-19 season, with £800million the most recent estimate for the final bill.

That is double the figure that Tottenham originally hoped the project would cost, yet in an email to a supporter which has been published online, Cullen outlines the effect Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union has had on Spurs’ plans.

Replying to a fan’s enquiry, Cullen wrote: “Brexit has added a straight 20 per cent on costs for foreign goods due to the exchange rate, overtime working and increased construction costs similarly.

“It is worth remembering that the original cost quoted for the stadium (£400m) was some seven years ago. This new ‘estimated’ figure (£800m) relates predominantly to the stadium with some elements of substructure for the other builds, particularly the Tottenham Experience.

“Revised basement works also added to the cost. We are constantly managing costs and will continue to do so throughout the process along with funding plans to ensure the viability of the scheme.”

(London Evening Standard)


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