Clear Structures raises its glass at new Spurs stadium
After an extensive planning process and construction phase, the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is set to open in September. Built on the old White Hart Lane site, the venue is part of a 20-year regeneration project.
A planned capacity of 62,062 will make it London’s largest club stadium and one of the biggest in the Premier League. As such, a thoughtful design taking every detail into consideration was crucial to ensure the site could withstand the heavy footfall expected from fans and foes alike.
Clear Structures was appointed by numerous glazing contractors to tackle several features including the stadium’s internal bowl glazing and its supporting structure, internal balustrading and turnstiles.
Alongside the challenge of working on such a substantial scale, Clear Structures expertise were also called upon to provide a solution following a problem with the movement joints in the stadium. After careful consideration, Clear Structures designed a sliding joint, allowing a mullion to slide laterally while remaining rigid to resist wind and crowds.
Engineer Finley Roberts comments: “It was really exciting to work on a project that’s at the cutting edge of stadium design. Not only is it the start of a new chapter in Spurs’ history, it’s an excellent addition to Tottenham’s entertainment offering, providing a multi-purpose venue for sports games, concerts and more.”
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