Tottenham Hotspur’s new Stadium is beginning to take shape alongside the existing ground at White Hart Lane in north London, which is preparing to host its first home game of the season.
The removal of the North East corner has been completed and with the site now clear, work has begun to prepare that area ahead of the commencement of the basement dig later this year.
In preparation for the new season, the new fan access walkways and temporary staircases have been completed.
The new Stadium is also starting to rise out of the ground, with works to the first floor slab well underway across the new north stand. Second floor construction in some areas has also commenced.
A Club spokesman said:
As the new stadium starts to come out of the ground, more visible signs of progress will occur during the coming months, with the arrival of a new large crawler crane weighing around 400 tonnes.
The crawler cane will be brought on site ready to manage the movement of the large pre-cast rakers, which are the large beams that will support the terrace units and weigh up to 30 tonnes each.
Mace is the main contractor on 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.
Spurs are also planning to establish an entertainment district around the venue, with plans for a 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 designed the stadium, the hotel and the visitor attractions, with Allies & Morrison responsible for designing the new homes. Donald Insall Associates have been named as heritage architects.
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