DEMOLITION contractors are being sought as plans to demolish part of Hereford's Edgar Street football stadium site get underway.

A notice posted by Herefordshire Council on a procurement portal said the council is seeking bids from building contractors for demolition works at Blackfriars End, Hereford FC, Edgar Street.

The buildings to be demolished on the site are the Blackfriars Stand, groundsman’s store, toilets, United in the Community building, part entrance stalls (existing brick boundary wall to be maintained in-situ) and former public conveniences, the notice said.


The works have an estimated value of £125,000, according to the notice.

In December, Herefordshire Council said it had "committed to detailed discussions with Hereford Football Club officials about the current lease on the Edgar Street ground, with a view to offering a long-term lease in the near future". 

The council said this would secure Hereford FC’s home in the city for decades to come.

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A council spokesperson said at the time that they would also be exploring options for how the Blackfriars End could be redeveloped to increase capacity and help secure the viability of the stadium. 

Councillor Harry Bramer said: “Every Hereford FC fan knows that the Blackfriars End of Edgar Street has been in a state of disrepair for too many years now and I can confirm that plans are under discussion for the redevelopment of this part of the stadium, with a view to bringing a project forward in the New Year. Hereford FC is a vital partner in this process and we will ensure they are included in every stage of the project development.”

Hereford FC chairman Chris Ammonds said previously that the club's meetings with Herefordshire Council had been "very positive".

“We are also excited at the prospect of working closely with the council to develop the Blackfriars End, which as everyone agrees, is in much need of development," he said.