Facade engineering for a premier London football club's new iconic stadium
Herzog & de Meuron
The design for the £600 million scheme has been inspired by the gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey. We are facade engineers for the project which includes engineering the brick facade for the piers, a material which dominates the surrounding area.
The West London home to the Premier League football club will see an increase of almost 50% capacity from 41,837 to 60,000. Architects Herzog & de Meuron’s proposal has the ground enclosed by 264 sculpted brick piers, which will rise up and over spectators to support a circular steel ring connected to radial steel roof trusses, 50m above the bowl. The spaces between the piers will create entrance halls and sheltered arcades at ground level. This replaces the current collection of disconnected stands with a single unified brick-clad stadium.
Planning permission for the new Chelsea Stamford Bridge stadium has been recommended for approval by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, following a committee meeting on 11 January 2017.
Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Stadium