Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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  • © Tottenham Hotspur
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  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
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  • © Hufton&Crow
  • © Hufton&Crow
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse

Application Type

Universal Design

Level of Award

Highly Commended

Region

Greater London

Local Authority Area

Haringey

Information about this scheme

The design of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s stadium was based on need to meet aspiration of London Plan policy 7.8 ‘Inclusive Design’.

From the inception the requirements of Accessible Stadia, Accessible Stadia Supplementary Guidance and UEFA/CAFE ‘Accessibility for All’ along with BS 8300 were incorporated into the design rather solely meeting building regulations. An access consultant was engaged from RIBA Stage 1. Consultation and engagement: prior and post planning with stakeholder groups such as the Premiere League, Level Playing Field, the RNIB and RNID, the THFC Disabled Supporters Group and a project specific group of disabled supporters. Additionally, stakeholder organisations such as the RNIB and Colour Blind Awareness gave feedback on web design, signage and menu design for concessions.

Accessible parking and drop-off for spectators with disabilities is provided, along with a series of external lifts around the site providing access to the raised podium arrival areas to the north and south of the stadium. There are designated accessible entrances - to give greater comfort and support at the point of entry for those who require it. There are a choice of wheelchair platforms and accessible seating locations around the seating bowl, with accessible WC’s in close proximity and accessible height counters at all food and beverage outlets. All service counters also have induction loop installations.

Two changing places facilities are provided within the venue, one each on the west and east stands, with a third changing places facility with day-to-day public access in the Tottenham Experience building. A dedicated sensory room is also provided in the North Stand family section, overlooking the pitch and in close proximity to one of the accessible seating sections. THFC participate in the Premier League Equality Standard rating system and the club has a stated commitment to delivering equality and diversity. Staff including stewards have been receiving Equality and Diversity Training.

The Tottenham Foundation works with Equality and Inclusion partnerships that focus on supporting target groups, namely, people with learning difficulties, disabled people, people who are experiencing mental health conditions and older people. The Foundation supports equality of opportunity, inclusion and development of people within areas such as sports and physical activity, education and training, transition and volunteering and employment.

Credits

Client

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Architect

Populous

Interior Designer

Jump Studios - a Populous company

Planning Consultant

DP9

Structural Engineer

BuroHappold Engineering

Quantity Surveyor

Arcadis

Landscape Architect

Populous

Lighting Consultant

BuroHappold Engineering

Main Contractor

Mace

Other

Premium Areas Fit Out: BASE Contracts & F3 Architects

Primary Use Class

Class D2 - Assembly and Leisure