International sports architect, AFL Architects, has been appointed to lead the design to expand Millwall FC’s home stadium, The Den.
The expansion plans to build on the unique atmosphere of The Den by adding substantial further spectator capacity with supporting leisure and commercial facilities to optimise the fan experience.
The Den has been a cornerstone of the Bermondsey community in South East London for 107 years.
As part of the stadium’s redevelopment, Millwall FC and their consultant team, including AFL, will undertake significant consultations with Lewisham Council and local stakeholders to develop a design that makes a positive contribution to the local area, while ensuring the club is able to successfully realise its ambitions.
Phil Osborne, director, AFL Architects, said:
This expansion has been a long time in the making for the club, so we are delighted that AFL have been trusted to work on what promises to be a challenging yet rewarding project. We look forward to unlocking the site and creating a development that will be sustainable far into the future.
Public consultation for the design will take place in August of this year, with a planning application due to be submitted at the end of 2018.
AFL Architects is an international, cross-sector architectural practice, with offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Doha.