Tottenham Hotspur submit revised plans for the Northumberland Development Project

September 28, 2015

Tottenham Hotspur has submitted its revised plans for the Northumberland Development Project to the London Borough of Haringey, with a decision on the application due in early December.

Populous has designed the scheme to meet the Club’s vision of creating a thriving and exceptional sports, leisure and entertainment destination in Tottenham; one that delivers a world-class venue and facilities with benefits for the local community.

The Northumberland Development Project (NDP) sits at the heart of a planned regeneration of Haringey. The stadium development and the mixed-use masterplan is intended to act as a catalyst for urban regeneration and trigger a range of new projects and activities to revitalise the borough over the next 20 years.

Senior Principal and lead architect on the new scheme Christopher Lee: “One of the most exciting aspects of Tottenham’s vision for this scheme has been their commitment to providing world-class facilities for their fans, their community, their players and officials – everyone. When you combine the Club’s passion with Haringey’s long-term regeneration plans, you have a great opportunity and a responsibility to design facilities that add genuine benefits” he said.

Project Architect Tom Jones added: “People are at the centre of how we approach design at Populous. That may sound obvious, but we have over thirty years’ experience designing venues and events for very large groups of people, like the Olympic Games and Super Bowls. So when we started working with Tottenham Hotspur on the design for a new stadium, we talked a lot about what their fans would want, about the heritage of the football club and also how we could create a destination throughout the year for the whole community.”


One of the most exciting aspects of Tottenham’s vision for this scheme has been their commitment to providing world-class facilities for their fans, their community, their players and officials – everyone

Christopher Lee / Populous

Key elements of the overall Populous’ scheme are:

• A visually dramatic new stadium design – A landmark building for Tottenham and London, focussed towards the ‘Home End’, improved sightlines for all spectators and modern technology integral to the design from the outset to enhance the fan experience.

• An increased capacity stadium – up from 56,250 to 61,000 seats, featuring the largest single tier stand in the UK, now increased to 17,000 seats, with an unrivalled spectator experience throughout and spectators closer to the pitch than at any other comparable size stadium in the UK.

• Dedicated facilities for the NFL – including a fully retractable pitch revealing a second playing surface, compliant to NFL standard and capable of hosting a range of other events whilst protecting the integrity of the playing surface.

• An architecturally stunning new terrace on the High Road to host ‘The Tottenham Experience’ – a permanent Visitors Centre and Arrivals Hub including an interactive Museum to celebrate Club history and local heritage, a Cinema, the Club Megastore, Ticket Office and Café.

• Enhanced public open space – comparable in area to Trafalgar Square, includes a multi-use games area, high quality landscaping, cafes, dedicated events and community programmes managed by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, and the ability to walk uninterrupted all the way round the stadium.

• A new 180 bedroom hotel with a dedicated training programme for the hospitality industry – providing high quality accommodation in Tottenham and opening up new career opportunities for local people. 49 serviced apartments will occupy the upper floors.

• A fantastic new building to host Extreme Sports – bringing people to Tottenham on a daily basis with activities for all ages, including the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world.

• A spectacular ‘Sky Walk’ –an adrenaline-filled experience and attraction for all ages walking on top of the stadium with spectacular views across London.

• A permanent viable use for the Grade II listed Warmington House – incorporated as part of The Tottenham Experience to house the new Museum, blending old architecture with new.

• Improved crowd management arrangements along the High Road – with the removal of three buildings that currently create a pinch point along Tottenham High Road where the pavement is just two metres wide – resulting in people walking in the bus lane and the road – allowing instead for a much wider pavement to cope with large crowds.

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