WSP will also conduct the club’s annual safety inspection.
WSP has worked on stadiums around the world. Closer to Middlesbrough, it was the structural engineer behind the redevelopment of St James Park Stadium for Newcastle United Football Club. This included increasing the stadium’s capacity by 6,500 and the building of the largest single-span glazed cantilever roof and suspended glass gables in Europe.
Middlesbrough Football Club chief operating officer Mark Ellis said: “We are delighted to be able to appoint a local Teesside business as our preferred consultant for structural engineering and the fact that many of their staff are Boro fans is a bonus. We have an excellent stadium at the Riverside and with the help of WSP we can ensure that our supporters can enjoy games in a safe and secure environment.”