Carlisle United have awarded the contract for their major East Stand project to Story Contracting Limited.

The Cumbrian firm, headed by former Blues owner Fred Story, have been confirmed as the company who will carry out the work under a multi-million pound contract.

It will see Story's business carry out significant work on the stand, which will see new executive boxes, lounges, a new boardroom and other big changes.

United say the contract was awarded after "a competitive tender process," which was managed by quantity surveyor Donley’s and architects UJP.

Work is already under way on the internal work on the stand.

United owner and chairman Tom Piatak, in a club statement, said the news was "a great moment."

He added: "I promised we would invest and improve the club to make it sustainable. We are in a hurry to do it.

"This a key part in our plans and to get it moving quickly has been very important to us. Fans need to see we are standing by our promises.

“Preliminary enabling work has been going on for nearly a month and the aim is to have it all open for next season – it’s a tough ask, but we will be doing all we can to push to do it."

Story, who owned United from 2004 to 2008, has thrown his weight behind the Piataks' project at Brunton Park.

He said: "Carlisle as a city should be so grateful to the Piatak family for what they are doing.

"They are investing in the infrastructure that is going to give this club a fantastic future for years to come, and we are happy to play a part.”