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Ramboll's Gibraltar stadium to be built next to airport runway

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Plans to construct a new national stadium next to Gibraltar’s airport runway have been officially submitted.

The Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) has submitted plans to Gibraltar’s development and planning commission to construct a new 8,000 seat multi-disciplinary stadium on the site currently occupied by Victoria Stadium.

The proposal comes after a year of planning between the GFA, project manager ANS and Ramboll.

Ramboll has provided multi-disciplinary engineering services for the project, in association with the Stadium Consultancy.

Ramboll Gibraltar director Jack Noble said: “What an amazing success story of collaboration for such a high-profile project.

“With the provision of structural; building services; infrastructure; fire; vertical transportation; facades; acoustics; highways; environmental and project management services, supported from 10 different Ramboll office locations, including Gibraltar, six UK offices, Madrid, Singapore and India. This truly demonstrates collaboration and cooperation at its best.”

The GFA said the stadium will meet all of UEFA’s Category IV infrastructure regulations, which will allow the British enclave’s national team to play competitive international games on the Rock for the first time.

Gibraltar’s previous European qualifiers have been held in Faro, Portugal, as the current 2,300-seater Victoria Stadium fails to meet UEFA standards.

Ramboll global sports sector lead Martin Willis said: “This will be a great facility for the people of Gibraltar and can be a driver for a sustainable society.

“The design has a strong link to the Ramboll values and considers options for integrated energy solutions and sustainable building solutions with an ambition to create value for the GFA.

“This unique stadium integrates wider community uses along with being a new home of which the teams and fans can be proud.“

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