It has been well documented that Tottenham’s brand new 62,000 seat stadium is well behind schedule, with issues in the fire safety systems causing problems for months now.
The stadium was originally supposed to open on September 15 against Liverpool, but delays made this plan an impossibility.
Daniel Levy extended Spurs’ Wembley stay to December 15, with hopes of getting into the new ground before that date.
Now, rumours are stating that January 2019 could be a more realistic finishing date, with some even claiming that March is closer to the truth.
Today, there is more news out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and once again, it is extremely negative.
Reports claim that stadium workers have allegedly been under the influence of drugs and alcohol on site, with a source stating that some were ‘off their heads and snorting coke.’
The source told Construction News: “I’ve not worked on a site like that in a long, long time.
“There were people off their heads, drinking cans first thing in the morning before going on to site and snorting coke in the toilets.”
Mace, the contractor firm that runs the stadium site, responded to the allegations immediately, stating: “Mace strongly refutes the image of our project painted by these anonymous allegations.
“The health, safety and well-being of everybody is, and has always been, a core value at Mace and any suggestion that our rigorous standards around best practice or drugs and alcohol had been broken would be taken extremely seriously.
“We carry out regular random drugs and alcohol testing to ensure that our rules are enforced throughout our supply chain. Any concerns about specific health and safety risks should have been flagged to Mace health and safety staff on the project.”
Mace then continued to update fans on the project build itself: “The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the UK’s most complex and innovative projects.
“The club and the construction team are working diligently to complete the iconic stadium as soon as possible.
“Although these delays are obviously frustrating, once complete the new stadium is going to leave a fantastic, lasting legacy and will be a project everyone involved will be proud to be associated with.
“As you would expect, the number of operatives on site has reduced as sections of the stadium have begun to complete, in line with our programme.”
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