- Location London, UK
- Status Built
- Service Urban design
- Sector Sports and leisure
- Area 100,000m²/1,076,400ft²
- Client Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur commissioned us to design a masterplan for a new, state-of-the-art stadium that would welcome more than 60,000 fans and visitors on match day and provide offices and facilities for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. The brief also included plans for a club museum, a shop, 200 new homes, a hotel, a supermarket and a major new public space. The club was looking for more than a new place to play – it wanted to spark local regeneration, attract investment to the area and offer new benefits to the community.
Our design positions the new stadium on the High Road to create a dynamic, accessible street environment around it, further animated by shops and restaurants – all while respecting and enhancing the area’s listed buildings. One level above, we designed an exceptional public square to host communal events and activities.
We carefully planned the phasing and delivery, with no reduction in capacity, and developed a comprehensive transport strategy to smooth people’s journeys to, from and around the new stadium.
The masterplan supports a wide mix of uses to ensure the spaces could stay vibrant 365 days a year, even on non-match days. More visitors and more investment in the area would benefit football fans as well as the local community.
The approach routes to the stadium are considered just as important as the stadium itself so fans can enjoy the exciting atmosphere together in the lead-up to matches.
This masterplan focused on regenerating a deprived area of London, using sport as a catalyst for positive change in the community.