A HAMPSHIRE construction firm is helping to drive forward progress at new National League football ground.

Eastleigh based Wessex Galvanizers have been working alongside a team at Stadium Solutions to redevelop Salford City FC stadium, who play in the National League North.

The club is currently undergoing a 12-month refit of their stadium which when completed will offer capacity for up to 5,000 people following a takeover by the former Manchester United players Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

Wessex Galvanizers, which offers hot-dip galvanizing has been providing its services to all steelwork used on the large-scale redevelopment to ensure that the new steel frames being fitted are long-lasting without the need for regular maintenance.

The project has seen the business galvanize the steel used to build all of the stadium's new stands, a new facilities block behind the north stand, a two-storey clubhouse due to go at the rear of the south stand along with various other elements including turnstiles and dugouts.

Richard Whiddett, commercial manager at Wessex Galvanizers, said: “We’ve been providing our services to Stadium Solutions for many years now.

"The new ground has not only attracted attention from across the football world but it’s bringing together the local community of Salford and surrounding areas, which makes it an incredibly rewarding project to be involved in.”

Phill Harris, CEO and founder of Stadium Solutions, added: “We won this high-profile contract at Salford City FC in late 2016 and were required to completely rebuild the ground, as well as demolish all existing stands and facilities.

"The new spectator stands surrounding the pitch have already been constructed, which include two 12-tread standing terraces behind each goal, and two six-row stands spanning the entire length of the pitch on both sides.

"Thanks to the team at Wessex for their services as part of this project – we’re all very much looking forward to seeing it in its final glory next year.”

The new ground is set to be fully complete in the new year.