- Billesley Common to include two storey West Stand for completion in October
- Development part of club's commitment to the South Birmingham Sports Village
Photo: RFU Archive
Moseley have confirmed that the club has reached its financial target of £3.5m for the construction of a new West Stand at Billesley Common, with development beginning next month.
The proposed two storey building includes over 700 covered seats, clubhouse rooms, and catering facilities. A further six changing rooms are included in the development to serve activities on 'The Common' including Moseley Oak, Moseley Women RFC as well as the colts, juniors and minis section. 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 – 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 1300.
The development is part of the club's commitment to be at the centre of 'The South Birmingham Sports Village' that already encompasses rugby, football, cricket and tennis and will provide a focus for community sport in the area.
Fundraising event scheduled for remaining funds
The 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 a spring ball (on Saturday March 22 at Warwickshire County Cricket Club's Banqueting Suite) and a Buy a Brick campaign.
Further 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.