Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Civic Trust Awards
Level of Award
Local Authority Area
Information about this scheme
The client brief for the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was to create an elegant, beautiful venue that would deliver an unparalleled sports event experience with day-to-day leisure and commercial facilities and activities to support the ongoing regeneration of the Tottenham area.
The design for the stadium is a simple oval form in plan, rising in silvery faceted curves of shaded and open glass facades that respond to the interior activities at each level, capped by a lightweight, tensile cable-supported halo roof. The client challenged the design team to create a bespoke venue for the NFL in the UK without compromising the facilities for football.
A first-of-its-kind retractable pitch design sees the grass spilt into three sections to avoid the columns supporting the South Stand when it slides away, uncovering an artificial playing surface beneath.
The 17,500-seat single-tier South Stand creates a wall of sound behind the home goal, with fans having access to the Market Place food court below where the Beavertown Tottenham Brewery—the world’s first brewery in a football stadium—provides beer to the longest bar in Europe. The Market Place is one of a series of bespoke Club history-themed bar and dining experiences throughout the building, encouraging fans to arrive early and stay after the match, helping to manage the peak arrival and departure crowds for the venue and surrounding areas.
The small site for a 62,000-seat stadium required a new podium level to be built to the north and south of the stadium to house all of the back of house facilities out of sight, and enable an elevated landscaped realm for stadium access. The Tottenham Experience visitors centre to the south of the stadium offers a year- round attraction, with a Club shop, cafe and forthcoming interactive museum experience. It is also where visitors will harness-up for the Tottenham Sky Walk, climbing up over the stadium’s roof.
Once complete, the full development scheme will support 3,500 jobs and also deliver a new gym and supermarket, injecting £292 million into the local economy each year.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Jump Studios - a Populous company
Premium Areas Fit Out: BASE Contracts & F3 Architects
Primary Use Class
Class D2 - Assembly and Leisure