Tottenham Hotspur's stadium redevelopment: An update
Tottenham’s regeneration is well underway. A destination in its own right, with a rich history, strong community, north London’s best transport links, a successful Premier League club and a growing business community – things are going from strength to strength.
Acting as a catalyst for the area’s 20 year plan, Tottenham Hotspur announced it would be redeveloping their stadium into a world class sports and entertainment destination. Delivering a major new landmark for London, the new stadium will also become a dedicated home for the NFL in the UK as well as having the ability to cater for concerts and other events.
With work currently underway, an asymmetrical design focused towards the Southern ‘home end’ has been planned. Aiming to create unrivalled atmosphere, a capacity of 61,000 with a 17,000 single tier home southern stand has been designed. With fan experience central to the design, the seating bowl has been arranged to place them closer to the pitch than any other comparable size stadium in the UK.
Putting Tottenham on the map once again, the new stadium will have a sculpted appearance and a curved roof. In addition to this magnificent design, a five-storey high glass atrium will provide an open food court. The new ‘Sky Walk’ – a unique visitor attraction will also enhance experiences by allowing visitors to climb the exterior of the building and walk along the roof of the stadium.
Similar to Wembley Stadium, the new stadium will be promoted as a ‘Public Transport Destination’ with service improvements, better pedestrian connections, real-time travel information points, clear signage and regular transport updates on the website, in programmes and directly to fans in the stadium. Tottenham will stay connected with four stations and up to 144 buses an hour serving the stadium area. The benefits of the revised public transport have already been seen and there has been a significant shift in travel patterns to the stadium area. In 2003 over 60% of fans came by car. By 2014, that figure had reduced to 42% for weekend fixtures and the aim is to bring that down to a maximum of 23%.
Having a positive impact on the local community, the new stadium will also include a public square, offering a range of activities run by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Since the Foundation’s launch in 2007, over 2.4 million opportunities for local people have been created, tackling some of the most challenging social issues.
Passionate about Tottenham, the area’s investment will bring thousands of new jobs, hundreds of new homes, new public spaces and leisure and health facilities. Current perceptions of Tottenham need to change and the socio-economic impact of the new stadium will help this, building confidence in the community, attracting visitors and benefitting local businesses.
Daniel Levy, Chairman, commented: “Our stunning new stadium design and wider scheme will deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant community benefits… We believe our plans are transformational for the area.”
Daniel Barbanel, a Director at Outlook Property, and Residential Property Consultant to Tottenham Hotspur FC, believes that the redevelopment will have a huge impact on the local area. “There is a lot of evidence in London and other cities that an investment of this scale can really kick-start growth and regeneration. We see Tottenham as an area with huge potential, which is why we opened our newest branch here at the beginning of the year. We’re looking forward to the benefit that local businesses will receive when the project is completed”.
With a scheduled opening of 2018, the stadium will be a hive of activity 365 days a year with a museum and stadium tour, 21st century retail experiences, first-class conference and banqueting and high quality leisure facilities.
For more information, head to new-stadium.tottenhamhotspur.com.