The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has granted planning consent for the major new extension to the home of England Rugby at Twickenham Stadium.
The East Stand extension, designed by KSS, will see the first significant development of the stadium since the South Stand was completed in 2008 and provides over 11,600sqm of hospitality and debenture holders across six levels.
The extension will enable hospitality to be accommodated within the stadium while not increasing the overall capacity.
Each level will be distinctive in its design, celebrating and bringing to life the unique aspects of the home of England Rugby, while also delivering a bespoke hospitality experience for guests.
The project is scheduled to start in spring 2017.
Twickenham Stadium has a capacity of 82,000 and is the largest dedicated rugby stadium in the world.
Plans to redevelop the East Stand are seen by the RFU as the next phase in delivering on a key area of its objective to fuel growth of the game at every level.
The stadium has undergone a series of upgrade works in the last few years, with KSS the lead designer in the major refurbishment programme in 2011, which included players’ areas, VIP hospitality, the Royal Box area and the new re-styled players’ tunnel.
KSS’ latest work with the RFU will further improve the overall appearance of Twickenham Stadium ensuring it remains a first-class venue.