Ashton Gate Stadium

Bristol City FC, Ashton Road, Bristol Download Datasheet

J & D Pierce (Contracts) Ltd. were awarded the circa 1,800t structural steelwork package for phase 3 of Bristol City FC’s stadium redevelopment at Ashton Gate.

The stand has a triangular shaped truss spanning 108m, supported at each end of the stand. The truss is used to support the large span roof members.

The whole methodology of construction and safe installation of the structure was developed by J & D Pierce’s own design and technical advisors, in conjunction with the main contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, and structural consultants, Jacobs.

  • 1,800t mixed structural tubular hollow sections forming trusses


  • 240t truss tandem crane lift


  • Highly engineered & fabricated components


  • Complex designed, detailed & fabricated connections

Ultimate Client:

Bristol Sport


Main Contractor:

McLaughlin & Harvey


Structural Engineer:






Project Manager:

Ewan Mitchell

“An exceptional performance was required, and achieved on this contract, with the entire roof structure assembly lifted and fixed into place within a 23-hour timeframe”

– John Brown, Director