As Wembley court case looms, steel contractor wins £11m deal with rugby HQ.

Cleveland Bridge has been awarded a £11m contract to provide the steel for the new South Stand at Twickenham for the RFU. The new stand will complete the redevelopment of England’s rugby headquarters, and is due to be opened next year, possibly at an England vs All Blacks game. The scheme, which is scheduled to be complete in summer 2007, also includes a four-star hotel, an office complex and a theatre.

Cleveland Bridge was contracted to provide steel for the roof of the new Wembley stadium, and had erected a 315m-long arch before withdrawing from the project after a dispute with main contractors Multiplex. The case is due to be heard in court in April 2006.