New Tottenham Stadium, Spurs Building, London Football Club Project, News, White Hart Lane Ground Design

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London

White Hart Lane Football Club Development Northeast London, UK Spurs Ground – design by Populous

26 Aug 2018

New Spurs Stadium Building Opening News

A new timetable for the opening of this new 62,000 seat ground is to be issued by next week at the earliest.

Issues with critical safety systems – notably electrical wiring faults – had been identified by contractor Mace.

Aerial view of the new Spurs football ground:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London design

The stadium’s cable net roof is due to be essentially complete at the end of August. The 17,000-seat South stand is now in place.

Mace took control of the historic White Hart Lane ground in May 2017, under a Construction Management contract.

The new football ground will become the largest club venue in London, with Aresenal’s Emirates Stadium
having a capacity of 60,260. The English national football ground, Wembley Stadium, can seat 90,000.

The new Spurs stadium building was due to open for their inaugural Premier League home game against Liverpool on 15 September.

17 Dec 2015

New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

New Spurs Stadium News

Design: Populous, architects

Tottenham Hotspur has been granted planning permission last night by Haringey Council for its new stadium in north London.

The council approved all three applications submitted by the Premier League club in a meeting that ran until the early hours of Thursday morning (17 December), reports

High Street view on the new Spurs ground:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London

Objections had been raised due to the sheer size of the planned 61,000-stadium – which will replace the existing White Hart Lane ground – but the council reached a majority verdict on all three applications.

The vote was seen as the last major hurdle for Tottenham to clear. While the plans must still be formally approved by the London Mayor’s office, mayor Boris Johnson has previously expressed his approval for the project.

In November Tottenham Hotspur announced it had appointed Mace to create the pre-construction plans for the new stadium, which is expected to be completed by 2018, in time for the start of the 2018-19 English Premier League season.

Allies & Morrison will be responsible for the design of the new homes. Donald Insall Associates have been named as heritage architects. – See more at:

See more at:

8 Jul 2015

New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Building

New Spurs Stadium News

Design: Populous, architects

Tottenham Hotspur has unveiled their updated designs for the new stadium designed by Populous.

The new stadium is designed for both elite football (soccer) and NFL, with a state-of-the-art retractable pitch – it will be the first of its kind in the world and will include a hotel and visitor attractions.


Wednesday 8 July 2015 – Tottenham Hotspur has unveiled their updated designs and plans for the Northumberland Development Project, which will be submitted to the London Borough of Haringey in the coming weeks. The scheme includes a new Populous-designed stadium that will be the first of its kind in the world as well as a hotel and visitor attractions.

Described by Club Chairman Daniel Levy as “visually dramatic” and a “landmark building for Tottenham,” the new stadium will be truly perfect for both elite football (soccer) and NFL, with a state-of-the-art retractable pitch.

Aerial view of the new Spurs football stadium:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London

Senior Principal of Populous, Christopher Lee, spoke about the stadium as the design was launched: “The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium marks a new generation of stadia design: stadia that provide an unparalleled experience for all fans, that are civic in their nature and hold community at their heart but above all else create the most intense and atmospheric place to watch football.

“The seating bowl is designed to create an intimate relationship between player and spectator, its 17,000 capacity single tier end stand, a tribute to traditional English football grounds, will be the largest in the UK and will be the engine that drives the intensity and atmosphere in the new Spurs stadium. It will be like no other,” Lee said.

Christopher Lee continued, “Populous has always been a pioneer of new technologies. Moving pitches in stadia such as the University of Phoenix (NFL) stadium or the moving roof over centre court at Wimbledon have provided the critical experience to allow us to design a stadium that is perfect for both English football and American Football. The world first sliding pitch allows each sport to play on its own dedicated pitch and provides perfect sightlines for their fans.”

High Street view:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London

Key elements of the overall 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Football ground:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London

• 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.

• 579 new homes, including affordable housing (designed by Allies and Morrison) – up from 285 homes in the current permission, meeting a key need for more homes in London. Set out across four new residential buildings, every apartment will enjoy access to a private balcony in addition to communal gardens and child play areas.

• A new community health centre – serving existing and new residents to the area, improving access to GPs and health screening.

The design team comprises Populous in respect of the stadium design, the hotel and the visitor attractions; Allies & Morrison for the new homes; and Donald Insall Associates as heritage architects.

NFL ground:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London

About Populous
From the Premier League to the Super Bowl and Olympics, Populous helps the world’s biggest teams, clubs and events build lasting connections with their communities. An international architecture and design practice with over thirty years’ experience of drawing people together, our designs for places like Yankee Stadium, the Sydney and London Olympic stadiums help to create emotional connections between people and the places and events they love best.

With fan experiences at the heart, our unrivaled knowledge – both visionary and technical – delivers comprehensive planning and design services. Our experience covers the full range of major stadia as a key component in a football clubs’ viability and culture: from a national stadium model like Wembley, to Premier League venues like Emirates, or the transformation of London Olympic Stadium for West Ham United; through to MK Dons stadium which includes an arena and hotel, we understand how Clubs can use existing or new stadia to build fan engagement, commercial returns and work with their communities for long-term viability.

With involvement in ten Olympic Games, six FIFA World Cups and thirty one NFL Super Bowls, Populous has experience in sports, events and brand activation on the biggest global stages. We love helping our clients draw people together.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London architects : Populous

21 Feb 2015

New Spurs Stadium Building

New Spurs Stadium News

Tottenham plans for new stadium given massive boost as business looking to block move loses High Court appeal, reports the Daily Telegraph.

New Spurs Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium : earlier page

Website: New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

2 Apr 2014

New Spurs Stadium in London

Tottenham Hotspur: New stadium ready for 2017 say club

Tottenham Hotspur hope to be able to move into their new 58,000-capacity stadium in 2017.

The new stadium would be next to their current White Hart Lane ground, which holds 36,000 fans, reports the BBC today.

New Spurs Stadium Building

Tottenham anticipate putting out a tender for construction later this year and say opening the stadium in mid-2017 is “feasible”.

Previous design:
New Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium

London Olympic Stadium Legacy – West Ham or Spurs?

We are not prepared to ‘trash our international reputation’ – London 2012 chairman Lord Coe slams Olympic Stadium plans by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. West Ham chief Karren Brady also continues to attack the bid by Spurs.

Chairman of the 2012 London Olympics Lord Coe has slammed plans by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to occupy the Olympic Stadium in east London following the Games.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Football Stadium

East London Football Stadium Building – new West Ham football ground in former Olympics Stadium Building

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium
images courtesy of KSS

Spurs Stadium earlier architect : KSS Design Group

Tottenham Hotspur FC Training Facility – also by KSS

Northumberland Development Project

Address: White Hart Lane, 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 0AP
Phone: 0844 499 5000

Location: 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London, N17 0AP, England, UK

London Building Designs

Contemporary London Architectural Designs

London Architecture Links – chronological list

London Architecture Walking Tours – bespoke UK capital city walks by e-architect

London Architecture Offices

London Architecture News

London Football Buildings

Emirates Stadium : Arsenal FC ground, north east London
Design: HOK Sport Architecture
Arsenal Stadium Building
photo © Nick Weall

New Chelsea Football Stadium
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Herzog & de Meuron's Chelsea Stadium
image from architect

Stamford Bridge : Chelsea FC ground
Chelsea FC Stadium London
photo © Nick Weall

Wembley Stadium Redevelopment, north west London
Design: Foster + Partners / HOK Sport
Wembley Stadium Building
photo © Nick Weall
Wembley Stadium

London Olympic Stadium

New Spurs Stadium London architects : Populous

West Ham United Football Club Stadium

Camp Nou Stadium Redevelopment, Barcelona, Spain
Design: Foster + Partners
Nou Camp Stadium
image : Foster + Partners
Barcelona Football Stadium

Football Stadium Designs

Nou Camp Stadium

Liverpool FC Stadium

Stadium Architecture

Comments / photos for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium London – White Hart Lane Ground Architecture page welcome