Boris Johnson has approved the £400M redevelopment of White Hart Lane Stadium in north London.
The mayor gave the green light to Tottenham Hotspur’s proposals to build a 61,000-seater stadium on the site of the football club’s current smaller ground.
Mace was appointed in November as construction partner for the ambitious project. The firm will develop pre-construction plans, work on detailed construction programmes and help the club procure specialist sub-contractors.
As well as the stadium itself, the plans approved by Johnson include new public events space; a 180-bed hotel, sports and health centre; and transformation of the Grade II listed Warmington House into a club museum.
Almost 600 homes will be built on the site, and a ‘sky walk’ feature will allow visitors to climb the exterior of the south stand to enjoy views across the capital.
The mayor has invested £28M to regenerate Tottenham – including cash for highways and parking improvements as well as upgrades to Tottenham Hale station.
Haringey Council gave outline planning permission for the redevelopment plans in December. Spurs hope to start playing in the new stadium by summer 2018.
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.”
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club chairman Daniel Levy 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.”
You can watch timelapse footage of early works on the stadium project here.