Surrey Street redevelopment on target

WORK is now well under way to transform Glossop North End’s Surrey Street ground.

Demolition of the old changing rooms and pie hut commenced less than 24 hours after the Hillmen’s final league game of the season against New Mills on May 2, and by the following weekend the area had been cleared ready for work to commence.

Plans for the club include building a whole new clubhouse area, which will be 40 per cent bigger than the old bar area, and include new changing rooms which will be 50 per cent bigger than their predecessors.

The new facility will also improve disabled access, first aid facilities and include a separate changing room for female officials.

Glossop NE director Neil Rimmer said the club was confident the work would be completed by mid-July.

“It’s great to finally move forward with the development plans, which will help bring us to a point where we can realistically apply for promotion,” he added.

Fund-raising efforts are still being made, and fans or philanthropists can find ways to support the club by visiting the developments blog at http://surreystreetdevelopment.blogspot.com. The website will also chronicle the progress of the build as it takes place.