Griggs Commercial has been appointed as the principal contractor to undertake a series of improvement works at the LV Bet Stadium in Borehamwood, the home ground of National League Boreham Wood Football Club, Arsenal Women FC and the Arsenal FC development squad.
‘Non-league’ Boreham Wood made headlines this season as they reached the last 16 of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history, with victories over AFC Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon, before being knocked out by Premier League team Everton at Goodison Park. Arsenal Women have used the Meadow park stadium for their home games for more than two decades, where they play Women’s Super League and Champions League games.
Improvements to the 4,067 capacity stadium, training complex and facility will include the construction of an outside broadcast television compound and new match-day fan zone, as well as wider work on the car parking and improving spectator access to the ground. Work is being undertaken during the close season and is expected to be completed in time for the start of the new season.
Griggs is a third-generation family owned commercial and residential developer that has been based in Borehamwood since it was founded in 1968 as John E. Griggs & Sons. Today, the business is best known for delivering luxury multi-unit new build residential developments and large bespoke homes for private clients. Its commercial contractor arm has also undertaken work for Watford FC and this year completed the construction of its own new headquarters in the town.
Director, Ross Griggs, says: “We have a long standing relationship with Boreham Wood FC and are delighted to be able to continue this. Its chairman, Danny Hunter, has invested significantly over a number of decades to ensure the long-term success of what is our local club, including securing the partnership with Arsenal Women FC and Arsenal FC. As locals ourselves, we look forward to being able to enjoy the new look facilities alongside other fans for the 2022/23 season.”
Boreham Wood FC chairman, Danny Hunter, adds: “We have a loyal Wood Army, a growing local fan base and a growing number of young fans, who all come to support the Wood Army week in week out. It is important to us that we invest in local people, local companies and create a community club, so that we secure its future for this next generation of fans. This next stage of facility enhancement will give us improved parking, so helps local residents and our partners alike, and gives us more advanced broadcasting capabilities than most of the clubs in the two leagues above us. Our new safe space fan zone provides somewhere that fans and families can congregate as a community before and after matches. Like us, the team at Griggs, headed up by Ross and Chris, is committed to investing in their local community and both my father and their grandad had a long affinity with the club and town long before we were born.”
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