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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has given final approval for the GBP£400m development of Tottenham Hotspur’s new White Hart Lane stadium.

The North London club’s revised plans will see a new 61,000-seater stadium – designed by world-renowned architecture firm, Populous – built on the site of their current home and features a retractable pitch to host not only football, but two American Football games a season. The stadium, which has a current capacity of 36,000, will also host other international sports events and concerts.

Tottenham’s ambitious plans also include new public space to host dedicated events programmes, a 180-bed hotel, sports and health centre and the Grade II listed Warmington House will be transformed into an interactive club museum. There will also be 585 new homes built on the site with a minimum of GBP£48.4m secured from the residential development towards the White Hart Lane stadium improvements.

Londoners will also benefit from a ‘sky walk’ attraction, which will allow visitors to climb the exterior of the south stand allowing views across the capital.

The improvements to White Hart Lane are at the epicentre of the Mayor’s ongoing regeneration of Tottenham. City Hall has invested GBP£28m from the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund and the London Enterprise Panel to regenerate the area, which includes investment to rejuvenate Tottenham High Road, to deliver new highways and parking improvements, upgrades to Tottenham Hale station and investment in employment and training support.

Haringey Council gave outline planning permission for the redevelopment plans in December and now the Mayor has given his seal of approval, which it’s hoped will now put the club on track to complete the works in time to move back into the stadium for the start of the 2018/19 season.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said:

White Hart Lane is already an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and the new venue will not only almost double its capacity, but provide world-class facilities to watch Premier League football, international sports events and concerts in the heart of the capital.

The stadium will also be the focal point of a major drive to regenerate Tottenham, breathing new life into the area, creating jobs and boosting growth.

Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said:

This marks yet another major milestone for this vital and complex scheme and we are grateful to the Mayor for his ongoing support. We remain focused on completing the final stages of the planning process.

This new scheme carries enormous public benefits and will play a key role in kick-starting place change, bringing exceptional opportunities for the local community and wider stakeholders. We are proud to be part of this important step forward for an area that has been our home for more than 130 years and where we shall continue to live and play our part.

Haringey Council Leader, Claire Kober, said:

The redevelopment of White Hart Lane and our work to bring new jobs and homes to Tottenham will improve the quality of life for thousands of our residents.

The new stadium will put Haringey on the international stage with Premier League football and NFL games being broadcast around the world helping to attract further investment and significantly boosting business opportunities.

 

Image courtesy: Populous

Tottenham Hotspur FC (‘Spurs’) announced yesterday, December 17, that the London Borough of Haringey Planning Sub-Committee has resolved to grant their application for the revised plans for the Northumberland Development Project, the Club’s new stadium scheme.

Daniel Levy, Chairman, said:

This marks yet another milestone in what has been a long and often difficult path. We are grateful to all those who expressed their support for the scheme. It is crucial that we now clear the final steps in the legal process. The application is due to be considered by the Mayor early next week.

As we made clear at the start of last night’s proceedings, the originally consented scheme is no longer feasible for a variety of reasons.

This new scheme carries enormous public benefits and will play a key role in kick-starting place change, bringing exceptional opportunities for the local community and wider stakeholders. We are very proud to be part of this important step forward for an area that has been our home for more than 130 years and where we shall continue to live and play our part.

Objections had initially been raised due to the size of the planned 61,000-seat stadium – which will replace the existing White Hart Lane ground – but the council reached a majority verdict on all three applications.

The vote was seen as the last major hurdle for the Club to clear. While the plans must still be formally approved by the London Mayor’s office, Mayor Boris Johnson has previously expressed his approval for the project.

Last month, the Club announced it had appointed Mace to create the pre-construction plans for the stadium, which is expected to be completed by 2018, in time for the start of the 2018-19 English Premier League (EPL) season.

Special design features will allow the stadium to host two National Football League (NFL) games each season under a 10-year partnership signed with the League back in July.

Spurs are also planning to establish an entertainment district around the venue, with plans for an 180-room hotel, an extreme sports centre, a “Sky Walk” adrenaline attraction on the roof of the stadium and a “Tottenham Experience” – a permanent visitor attraction and museum charting the Club’s history. There will also be 579 new homes, a new community health centre, and improved street infrastructure to better deal with crowd management issues.

Sports architects Populous have been appointed to design the stadium, the hotel and the visitor attractions, with Allies & Morrison responsible for designing the new homes. Donald Insall Associates have then been named as heritage architects.

Image courtesy: Populous/Tottenham Hotspur
Aerial view of White Hart Lance stadium with preparatory works for new stadium. Courtesy Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur is looking forward to Haringey’s planning committee decision on 8 December, with Mace on board as its Construction Partner. Mace is experienced at managing such large projects with multiple contractors and subcontractors, and has just completed the award-winning New Street Station in Birmingham, a £750 million project.

Mace will become an integrated member of the Project Team and develop the pre construction plans, detailed construction programmes and work with the club to procure specialist sub contract tenders for the new stadium works.
Commenting on the appointment, Daniel Levy, Chairman, said:

This is another step towards the delivery of one of the best stadiums in the world. We are delighted to have Mace on board. They bring a wealth of experience and I know they share our commitment to ensuring that the development will be first class in every aspect. We now await Haringey Council’s Planning Committee decision on 8 December 2015.

Mark Reynolds, Mace Chief Executive said:

We are privileged and thrilled to join the team to take the new stadium to its next stage of development. We look forward to working with the Club and its consultants to make sure the project is a success. It is of critical importance as it is the flagship development that will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of this area.

Tottenham Hotspur new stadium timeline

December 2015 – planning application considered by Haringey Council’s planning committee and by the Greater London Authority.
Spring 2016 – Subject to the completion of planning permission, work begins on the revised scheme.
2017/18 Season – the Club plays away for one season to enable a faster construction of the new Stadium.
August 2018 – new Stadium complete and open in time for the 2018/19 season.

NFL & Tottenham Hotspur announce agreement for NFL games to be played in new stadium

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The NFL and Tottenham Hotspur have announced this week that they have reached agreement for a minimum of two games per year to be played during a 10-year partnership at the English Premier League team’s new stadium in London.

 

The state-of-the-art stadium, due to open in the summer of 2018, will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that would be used for NFL games. This innovative field will add greater flexibility in the scheduling of games, with the NFL having its own playing surface for games held at this venue. This field will be multi-use and capable of hosting other sporting, entertainment and community events.

 

Both sports will have dedicated facilities ensuring that the new stadium, designed with a focus on atmosphere, will deliver the optimum experience for both teams and fans. It will be one of the most environmentally-sustainable in the UK and also include a clear focus on accessibility via public transportation.

 

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, said:

With growing enthusiasm for the NFL in the United Kingdom, we are committed to hosting NFL games in world-class venues and are excited to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to play games at their future stadium. We share a vision and commitment to creating the best experience for our teams, fans and the local community.

 

The stadium is part of the Northumberland Development Project, which sits at the heart and is the flagship scheme and catalyst for world-class regeneration in North Tottenham, that spans over 130 acres and delivers significant benefits for the local community.

 

In addition to the minimum of two games per year at the new Tottenham site, other NFL games may take place at different venues in the UK during the span of the 10-year agreement.

 

Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said:

We have an opportunity now to deliver one of the most unique sports, leisure and entertainment venues in the world, bringing together the EPL and NFL for the first time. The socio- economic benefits this will bring to the area will be immense and demonstrates our commitment to the regeneration of this priority borough in London.

 

We have always underlined the importance of public sector support for the long-term regeneration of the area. This support is now clearly in evidence in the masterplans that have been brought forward by the London Borough of Haringey, both through the Northumberland Park project to the east of the stadium and the High Road West scheme. These plans, alongside the commitments made by the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority to infrastructure and public realm investment, and with the support of Central Government, demonstrate that there is now a collective public and private sector desire to deliver lasting change to the area.

 

This was an important factor for the NFL when they agreed to bring their hugely popular sport to Tottenham. I am delighted that we have succeeded in attracting them. We have a compelling and exciting partnership that will play its part as we begin transforming this area of Tottenham.

 

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, welcomed the agreement, “Anyone who has seen American Football at Wembley Stadium cannot fail to have been thrilled by the spectacle, and the wise heads that run the NFL have clearly not missed the fact that Londoners are going absolutely gangbusters for Gridiron.

 

“We are already working very closely with the NFL, including on plans to get more Londoners involved in the sport, and we believe that building on the success of NFL at Wembley by staging more games in an area of the city that has been earmarked for a massive programme of economic regeneration and investment makes perfect sense.

 

“Touchdowns in Tottenham can only add to our reputation as a global sporting powerhouse, and help us take another step towards our goal of having a permanent NFL franchise here in London.”

 

Claire Kober, Leader, Haringey Council, added:

It’s tremendous news that the NFL wants to come to Tottenham, joining Spurs in bolstering our borough’s reputation for world-class sport.

 

This huge vote of confidence further underlines Tottenham’s future as London’s next great destination, and shows real progress in our dedicated plan to bring economic growth to Haringey – with thousands of fans spending money in local businesses and creating new jobs for our residents.

 

In addition to bringing thousands more visitors to Tottenham, having millions of viewers from around the world tuning into live sports from the new Spurs stadium will undoubtedly put our borough on the international stage.

 

This has been a great news week for the Club, who only yesterday unveiled their updated designs and plans for the Northumberland Development Project, which will be submitted to the London Borough of Haringey in the coming weeks. The scheme includes a new Populous-designed stadium that will be the first of its kind in the world, as well as a hotel and visitor attractions.

Tottenham Hotspur announce new Populous stadium design

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Tottenham Hotspur has unveiled their updated designs and plans for the Northumberland Development Project, which will be submitted to the London Borough of Haringey in the coming weeks. The scheme includes a new Populous-designed stadium that will be the first of its kind in the world, as well as a hotel and visitor attractions.

 

Described by Club Chairman Daniel Levy as “visually dramatic” and a “landmark building for Tottenham”, the new stadium will be truly perfect for both elite football (soccer) and NFL, with a state-of-the-art retractable pitch.

 

Senior Principal of Populous, Christopher Lee, spoke about the stadium as the design was launched:

The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium marks a new generation of stadia design: stadia that provide an unparalleled experience for all fans, that are civic in their nature and hold community at their heart but above all else create the most intense and atmospheric place to watch football.

 

The seating bowl is designed to create an intimate relationship between player and spectator, its 17,000 capacity single tier end stand, a tribute to traditional English football grounds, will be the largest in the UK and will be the engine that drives the intensity and atmosphere in the new Spurs stadium. It will be like no other.

 

Lee continued:

Populous has always been a pioneer of new technologies. Moving pitches in stadia such as the University of Phoenix (NFL) stadium or the moving roof over centre court at Wimbledon have provided the critical experience to allow us to design a stadium that is perfect for both English football and American Football. The world first sliding pitch allows each sport to play on its own dedicated pitch and provides perfect sightlines for their fans.

 

Key elements of the overall scheme are:

  • A visually dramatic new stadium design – A landmark building for Tottenham and London, focussed towards the ‘Home End’, improved sightlines for all spectators and modern technology integral to the design from the outset to enhance the fan experience.

 

  • An increased capacity stadium – up from 56,250 to 61,000 seats, featuring the largest single tier stand in the UK, now increased to 17,000 seats, with an unrivalled spectator experience throughout and spectators closer to the pitch than at any other comparable size stadium in the UK.

 

  • Dedicated facilities for the NFL – including a fully retractable pitch revealing a second playing surface, compliant to NFL standard and capable of hosting a range of other events, whilst protecting the integrity of the playing surface.

 

  • An architecturally stunning new terrace on the High Road to host ‘The Tottenham Experience’ – a permanent Visitors Centre and Arrivals Hub, including an interactive museum to celebrate Club history and local heritage, a cinema, the Club Megastore, ticket office and café.

 

  • A permanent viable use for the Grade II listed Warmington House – incorporated as part of The Tottenham Experience to house the new museum, blending old architecture with new.

 

  • Improved crowd management arrangements along the High Road – with the removal of three buildings that currently create a pinch point along Tottenham High Road where the pavement is just two metres wide – resulting in people walking in the bus lane and the road – allowing instead for a much wider pavement to cope with large crowds.

 

  • Enhanced public open space – comparable in area to Trafalgar Square, includes a multi-use games area, high quality landscaping, cafes, dedicated events and community programmes managed by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, and the ability to walk uninterrupted all the way round the stadium.

 

  • A new 180-bedroom hotel with a dedicated training programme for the hospitality industry – providing high quality accommodation in Tottenham and opening up new career opportunities for local people. 49 serviced apartments will occupy the upper floors.

 

  • A fantastic new building to host Extreme Sports – bringing people to Tottenham on a daily basis with activities for all ages, including the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world.

 

  • A spectacular ‘Sky Walk’ – an adrenaline-filled experience and attraction for all ages walking on top of the stadium with spectacular views across London.

 

  • 579 new homes, including affordable housing (designed by Allies and Morrison) – up from 285 homes in the current permission, meeting a key need for more homes in London. Set out across four new residential buildings, every apartment will enjoy access to a private balcony in addition to communal gardens and child play areas.

 

  • A new community health centre – serving existing and new residents to the area, improving access to GPs and health screening.

 

The design team comprises Populous in respect of the stadium design, the hotel and the visitor attractions; Allies & Morrison for the new homes; and Donald Insall Associates as heritage architects.

TOTTENHAMHOTSPUR_AERIAL_VIEW_NIGHT_Credit_Populous TOTTENHAMHOTSPUR_UPPER_SEATS_FOOTBALL_Credit_Populous TOTTENHAMHOTSPUR_UPPER_SEATS_NFL_VERSION_Credit_PopulousImages courtesy: Populous

The Club also confirmed that, following a meeting of the London Borough of Haringey Planning Sub-Committee on June 22, their application to incorporate a basement on the new stadium site has been approved.

A Club spokesperson advised that this permission will allow them to move the already consented car parking into the basement level, alongside plant and storage, which will allow them to free up space at the ground floor level to be allocated to other operational requirements including enhanced media facilities and extended player changing areas.

 

With works now progressing on the stadium site, the Club is continuing to refine the detailed design of the stadium, which was originally produced in 2008, to ensure it is optimised and that it meets the latest technical requirements and improvements in stadia design.

 

Club Chairman, Daniel Levy, said:

We are delighted that this application has been approved and are grateful for the continued support of the Council for this landmark project.

We shall, in the coming weeks, be providing further information on these updated elements with the intention of carrying out a period of consultation during the summer and submitting planning applications later in the year. As we have stated previously, these updates will be running in parallel with the works continuing on the ground.