Councillors last night approved designs by Populous for the redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane stadium
London Borough of Haringey councillors voted to approve the planning application for the new mega-stadium, which also includes detailed plans for a hotel and multi-use building comprising the club megastore, museum, cinema and café.
A report by planning officers considered by a specially-convened planning sub-committee said that the new proposals were ‘a bolder and more interesting building’ than a previously approved version (AJ 14.02.12).
The report said: ‘The proposed cladding of the stadium is primarily a light coloured metallic mesh wrap which gives the stadium a sculptured appearance and will be more subtle than the previous panels proposed.’
It added that the internal configuration of the stadium would ‘provide a quality of experience consistent with the finest sporting venues in the country’.
‘Officers therefore consider that the proposed stadium design is of high quality with the potential to become an iconic structure within the area and more widely,’ the report said.
The new stadium, described as ‘asymmetrical’, will have a capacity of 61,000 spectators, and a fully retractable pitch to allow NFL matches, along with concerts and other sport and community events.
Allies and Morrison has drawn up a design code for the development of 585 new homes next to the stadium, which have been submitted for outline planning.
The design code establishes rules on external appearance and internal layout that will need to be followed when any detailed designs are submitted.
Warmington House, a statutorily listed building built in 1828, will be retained as part of museum space, but three other buildings which are on Haringey Council’s local list are planned for demolition to allow better spectator access.
Donald Insall Associates also worked on the plans as heritage architects and advisors.
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