Chelsea fail in bid to buy Battersea Power Station site for new stadium
Chelsea fail in their bid to build a new stadium at Battersea Power Station after the site was sold to a Malaysian company
Chelsea have failed in their bid to build a new stadium at Battersea Power Station after the site was sold to a Malaysian company.
SP Setia and Sime Darby have bought the 39-acre site on the south bank of the River Thames for £400m, it emerged on Thursday.
A statement released by joint administrators Ernst and Young said it had entered into an exclusivity agreement with the company.
The west London club have been looking for alternative sites for a new ground after stating earlier in the year that expanding Stamford Bridge made no economic sense and plans for a new stadium on the same site are unrealistic.
The proposed plans for the Battersea site included a 15,000 capacity one-tier stand behind the south goal.
Wandsworth Council spokesman Ravi Govindia said: “We’re making tremendous progress towards transforming this old industrial stretch of the South Bank which will provide up to 25,000 new jobs for London.”
He added: “It’s important that this site and its iconic building are not left behind and that a developer is brought in who understands our vision for the new Nine Elms.”
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