Tottenham Hotspur released the latest plans for its new stadium development, designed by KSS Architects and Buro Happold last week.
The Northumberland Development Project, as it is known, will comprise a 58,000 all seater stadium and associated projects including a hotel, housing, a club museum and a supermarket. It was also revealed that a public square, designed by landscape architect Martha Schwartz, would also be included in the plans.
The public square will contain two distinct but connected spaces – an active space for events and performances and a smaller, quieter space. Suggested uses include a street market, a temporary ice rink or musical performances.
KSS and Buro Happold have also reconfigured the stadium to create a tighter bowl and thereby maximise matchday atmosphere. Fans at the new stadium will be closer to the pitch than at any other comparable stadium in the UK, claims the club. “Too often new stadiums are surrounded by empty, dead space and we did not want that in Tottenham,” said Tottenham Hotspur Football Club chairman Daniel Levy.