|Design being implemented
|£ 100 mln
|Buckingham Group Contracting
Craven Cottage – design description
In December of 2017 Fulham FC filed new planning application to the Hammersmith and Fulham Council for Craven Cottage expansion and upgrade. Its key part is the main stand directly beside the Thames. 7-floor high structure (1 under ground) will allow the stadium to reach nearly 30,000 seats.
It's already the second application filed for the same project. The first one was approved back in 2013 but never carried out. With changed design the new one offers slightly lower capacity and total height, but also increases floor space.
It's also hoped to be slightly more open to the public, including a public promenade with pubs and restaurants operating on a daily basis, regardless of games and corporate events. New main stand's capacity is set at 8,705 seats, half of which will be dedicated to business clients rather than average fans.
As part of the same development both the north and south stands are expected to be upgraded with new infrastructure, while both western corners will be taken by pavilions aiding the main stand. Floodlight masts on all sides will be removed, however those in the east will be replaced by new ones of the same height.
London: Fulham to launch reconstruction this summer
After lengthy wait it's time to build at Craven Cottage. But before the stadium grows to 30,000, supporters will face two difficult seasons with fewer than 19,000 seats.
London: Fulham announce capacity cut for 2 seasons
Some football clubs expand their stadiums without cutting capacity throughout the process. It's not possible at Craven Cottage, though, which means a reduction to some 20,000 will take place until late 2021.
London: Fulham with planning permission
Fulham FC have announced their new Riverside Stand development plan received the green light from London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham earlier this week.