Polish officials are considering whether to build a national football stadium in Warsaw under a PPP scheme.

British engineer Mott MacDonald is technical adviser on the project, which due for completion by 2006. Barry Winterton, director of Mott MacDonald’s Franklin + Andrews arm, last week gave a presentation at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw.

Warsaw council is looking into appropriate procurement routes.

Michael Borowski, Warsaw’s chief architect, said: “Warsaw is not intending to take risks, so we are thinking in terms of a PPP.”

Other options under consideration include traditional design-and-build procurement.

Warsaw council expects the initial capacity of the stadium to be about 35,000 seats.

The council is undecided over whether the project will be an open-air stadium or a more expensive roofed structure.