Planning application for Gibraltar National Stadium submitted
An outline planning application for the proposed new Gibraltar National Stadium has been issued today.
The Stadium Consultancy was contracted by the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) to prepare the architectural concept design for the stadium, working closely with the GFA, ANS Project Management Services (Gibraltar) and Ramboll for the engineering design.
The new stadium will be constructed on the site of the current Victoria Stadium and will become the home venue for all matches of the Gibraltar National team as well as the matches of all 10 First Division teams in Gibraltar. The new 8,000 seat capacity stadium will comply with all of UEFA’s Category IV Infrastructure Regulations and will meet the highest standards with regard to safety, security, comfort and accessibility.
The stadium aims to be a stadium for all of the community, promoting football and active football participation in Gibraltar. In addition to the main football pitch, the project includes various mini pitches for community- and youth use as well as an international standard Futsal hall for competition purposes. The stadium design is fully inclusive and has been developed in close cooperation with the Centre for Access to Football Europe (CAFE), providing an accessible matchday experience for all Gibraltarians.
Following the conclusion of the public consultation period, outline planning permission for the project is expected early September. Construction is expected to start during the first quarter of 2019 and will take two years to complete. The project will be phased in such a way as to ensure that football activities can continue to take place in the stadium during the construction period.
Ben Veenbrink, managing director The Stadium Consultancy, commented: ”The design for the Gibraltar National Stadium is based on our core design principles of safety, profitability, sustainability and offering compelling visitor experiences. Besides providing the highest standards for international football matches, the stadium is a true community facility, accessible to all Gibraltarians, integrating a Futsal Hall, outdoor mini pitches and a public realm for leisure and football related activities, such as public viewing of matches.”
The Stadium ConsultancyPlanning application for Gibraltar National Stadium submitted