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On site: work progresses on Populous’ Spurs stadium

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The latest photos released by Tottenham Hotspurs shows work progressing on its long-awaited stadium redevelopment

The 61,000-seat mega-stadium, which is being designed by Olympic Stadium designer Populous, features a retractable pitch to allow the club to host American football matches.

The scheme at White Hart Lane also includes a 180-bed hotel, megastore, cinema, café and a museum in the 1828 listed Warmington House.

The new ‘asymmetrical’ stadium features a façade created from a sculptural mesh which wraps around the building before it reaches the home end where a glass façade arches upwards.

Tottenham Hotspur brought in Populous in late 2013 to rethink architect KSS’ already-consented £400 million, 56,000-seat stadium scheme for the north London site. The Olympic stadium architect has already worked on a similar retractable pitch design at the Arizona Cardinals’ home stadium in Phoenix.

Over the last eight years the club has worked on numerous options for the area around the ground as part of its Northumberland Development Project – initially using Make Architects (AJ 01.10.10).

Populous’ wider design team also includes Allies and Morrison - the architect behind the 585 new homes proposed across four residential blocks south of the stadium - as well as Donald Insall Associates as heritage architect. 

The new stadium is expected to complete in August 2018 – in time for the 2018/19 season.

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