A whole new ball game

  • An extensive masterplan for the stadium and its surroundings
  • A scheme to rejuvenate the wider area
  • Easy transition from old stadium to new

With this masterplan we’re regenerating a deprived area of London, using sport as a catalyst for positive change in the community.

Stuart Blower
Lead project architect, Make

Project Details

Location London, UK
Status Planning approved
Sectors Urban design
Area 10 hectares/25 acres
Client Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Tottenham Hotspur commissioned us to design a masterplan for a state-of-the-art 58,000-capacity stadium, as well as offices and facilities for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. The scheme also includes a club museum, a shop, 200 new homes, a hotel, a supermarket and a major new public space. The club was looking for more than a new place to play – it wanted to spark local regeneration, attract investment in the area and offer new benefits to the community.

Our design positions the new stadium on the High Road, with the aim of creating a dynamic, accessible street-environment around it, further animated by shops and restaurants – all while respecting and enhancing the area’s listed buildings. One level above, an exceptional public square will host communal events and activities.

We’ve carefully planned the phasing and delivery. The move from old stadium to new can happen in one season, with no reduction in capacity. We’ve also created a comprehensive transport strategy to optimise ease of movement to, from and around the new stadium.

With such a wide mix of uses, these spaces will stay vibrant 365 days a year, even on non-match days. That means more visitors and more investment in the area. Football fans will benefit, as will the local community.