Fulham stand rebuild to take two years, contractor says
How the new Riverside stand will look (Image: Populous)
The Riverside stand at Fulham Football Club’s Craven Cottage stadium will be closed for two years while it is redeveloped by main contractor Buckingham Group in an £80m project.
Work on the new stand is scheduled to start in May 2019 and will take an estimated two years to complete, ready for the start of the 2021/22 season, a statement from Buckingham said.
The new two-tier structure, designed by architect Populous, will add 4,000 new seats, taking the stadium’s capacity to 29,600.
The Club is currently working on transition plans and will be consult with the Fulham Supporters Trust in relation to relocating supporters currently situated in the existing Riverside stand.
“Buckingham Group Contracting will work closely with Populous on the new stand which will feature a new river wall and creation of a new public riverside walk,” the contractor added.
Fulham will be the second major football stadium on which Buckingham Group has worked in the last two years, having been won the roofing contract on Tottenham Hotspur’s £800m stadium in 2017, under construction manager Mace.