The RFU has revealed KSS’ designs for the East Stand Extension at Twickenham Stadium.
Twickenham Stadium is the home of England Rugby with a capacity of 82,000 and is the largest dedicated rugby stadium in the world. KSS’ designs will modernise the exterior of the East Stand creating an additional 10,750sqm space to help improve existing hospitality and public facilities.
Plans to redevelop the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium 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 couple of 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.
Subject to planning approval, works are expected to be completed by autumn 2018.
George Vaughan, Senior Project Manager for The RFU, discusses the innovative initiatives and solutions being implemented at Twickenham to deliver one of the world’s most advanced ‘Connected Stadiums’ in our latest Q2 edition.
KSS also appears in this issue, in which the design practice details how KSS has been working with Brighton & Hove Albion FC for the past 18 years, during which time they have designed the multi-award winning Amex Stadium and the Club’s Category One status Training Centre.