|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Construction||2020 - ?|
Description: City Ground
Reconstruction of City Ground will focus around one crucial area: the replacement of current south stand, the lowest of all four. Current single tier will be expanded by a large upper level for 10,000 people. This way total capacity should reach 38,000, making the stadium East Midlands' single largest.
Two tiers of regular seating would be divided by a strip of hospitality facilities, including smaller boxes and lounges, connected with dining facilities. Integration of these functions in one system ensures optimal function and flexibility on non-matchdays, for smaller events. The grandstand's western extension is a pavilion with red glazing and premium amenities overlooking the river Trent.
New south stand would house club offices, museum and Nottingham Forest megastore. Despite rather simple structure and shape, it should still be impressive thanks to a modern facade created by Benoy. Interestingly, the architectural team was directed by Tom Cartledge, a Forest fan himself. Eventually some of the south elevation will be hidden behind new residential development planned along with stadium reconstruction.
Three remaining stands, which haven't seen major improvements since 1994, will also be upgraded as part of the project, though only the east end is rendered to see significant structural intervention as it's expected to reach two tiers throughout its length.
Nottingham: Forest to submit planning application by year end
Two meetings for supporters and local community are planned next week but that's not the biggest piece of news. Should all go well, planning application will be filed this year, while construction is expected to begin next year.
New design: The great Nottingham afforestation
After over 120 years of staying beside the river Trent, Nottingham Forest plan to expand. The goal: becoming the strongest club of East Midlands, with the region's biggest stadium. And all that by means of just one new grandstand.