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AFL becomes Millwall’s latest signing to try overhaul The Den

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Millwall Football Club has appointed Manchester-based AFL Architects to lead its latest attempts to expand the stadium

The Championship club will work with AFL on a planning application for The Den to be submitted later this year.

It follows the appointments of Will Alsop in 2008 and then Squire and Partners in 2010 for redevelopment schemes based on the stadium and its surrounds.

The club said its latest expansion plans would ‘build on the unique atmosphere of The Den by adding substantial further spectator capacity with supporting leisure and commercial facilities to optimise the fan experience’.

The Den has been a part of London’s Bermondsey district for more than 100 years. Consultations will take place with Lewisham Council and local stakeholders in a bid to develop a design that makes a positive contribution to the local area and helps the club fulfil its ambitions.

AFL Architects director Phil Osborne said: ‘This expansion has been a long time in the making for the club, so we are delighted that AFL has been trusted to work on what promises to be a challenging yet rewarding project. We look forward to unlocking the site and creating a development that will be sustainable far into the future.’

In  May the practice released images of a proposed overhaul of Istanbul’s Ataturk stadium as part of Turkey’s application to host the UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament.

The AJ100 practice has reviewed 10 stadia in nine proposed host cities across the country on behalf of the Turkish Football Federation as Turkey prepares its bid.

AFL unveils stadium designs for Turkey’s Euro 2024 bid

AFL’s stadium design for Turkey’s Euro 2024 bid

AFL unveils stadium designs for Turkey’s Euro 2024 bid 

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