Spurs stadium plan gets final approval
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given final approval for a £400m development of Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane stadium.
The football club’s revised plans will see a new 61,000-seater stadium built on the site of its current home. It will have a retractable pitch to host two American football games a season, as well as traditional association football.
Tottenham’s plans, called the Northumberland development project, also include a 180-bed hotel with a sports and health centre. The Grade II listed Warmington House will become the club museum.
There will also be 585 new homes built on the site with a minimum of £48.4m secured from the residential development towards the White Hart Lane stadium improvements.
City Hall has invested £28m from the Mayor’s regeneration fund and the London Enterprise Panel to regenerate the area, which includes investment to rejuvenate Tottenham High Road, with highway improvements, upgrades to Tottenham Hale station and investment in employment and training support.
Haringey Council gave outline planning permission for the redevelopment plans in December 2015 and now the mayor has signed off the plans.
The aspiration is to complete the works in time for the start of the 2018/19 season.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “White Hart Lane is already an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and the new venue will not only almost double its capacity, but provide world-class facilities to watch Premier League football, international sports events and concerts in the heart of the capital. The stadium will also be the focal point of a major drive to regenerate Tottenham, breathing new life into the area, creating jobs and boosting growth.”
Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said: “This marks yet another major milestone for this vital and complex scheme and we are grateful to the Mayor for his ongoing support. We remain focused on completing the final stages of the planning process.
“This new scheme carries enormous public benefits and will play a key role in kick-starting place change, bringing exceptional opportunities for the local community and wider stakeholders. We are proud to be part of this important step forward for an area that has been our home for more than 130 years and where we shall continue to live and play our part."
Pictured below is how the White Hart Lane stadium is today, and then another CGI of what is planned.
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This article was published on 26 Feb 2016 (last updated on 29 Feb 2016).