|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Design||Derek Wilson Architects|
Description: Plough Lane
In 2013 AFC Wimbledon teamed up with Galliard Homes, a major residential development company expected to provide much of the capital to fund the new stadium. In return, Wimbledon’s new home brings a community value to the 600 apartments that would surround it in three separate buildings. Together the two created a proposal for the 5.1 hectare site’s redevelopment.
Importantly, Wimbledon would only get one permanent stand within the first phase – the main one in the west. Together with skyboxes and other commercial facilities the stadium would enable revenue increase, while three temporary stands should bring capacity up to 11,000 for starters.
Later, should demand grow steadily, expansion would be possible within the same blueprint, also including floodlight masts from the first phase. With an entire bowl of single-tiered seating the stadium’s capacity might reach 20,000.
Final decision on preferred redevelopment bid is to be taken in spring 2015. Should Wimbledon win approval of the Merton Borough authorities, groundbreaking might take place already in October 2015. With timely delivery the new stadium should be ready for its first game in the summer of 2017.
London: One more hurdle for AFC Wimbledon
It might still happen that AFC Wimbledon would be denied their Plough Lane stadium ambition. Current greyhound racing stadium is (again!) analysed for potential historic listing.
London: Council again backs Plough Lane stadium
Merton Council has formally renewed its support of the decision to allow AFC Wimbledon to build a stadium on Plough Lane. Your Local Guardian report.
London: Wimbledon moving forward after Khan’s decision
New mayor of London sees absolutely no reason to hold the Plough Lane stadium scheme any longer. Sadiq Khan allowed AFC Wimbledon to again pursue their dream.
London: Wimbledon plans suffer serious blow
AFC Wimbledon’s stadium campaign has just suffered from another major setback. Groundbreaking might not happen this year after mayor ordered the plan to be re-evaluated.
London: Wimbledon are coming home!
The football club expressed their delight yesterday after being granted planning permission to build a new stadium at Plough Lane.
London: Chelsea closer to buying Wimbledon’s home
AFC Wimbledon supporters almost unanimously agreed to sell Kingsmeadow. Current stadium needs to go if The Dons are to relocate to their spiritual home, newly built Plough Lane.
London: No standing room at Wimbledon
Bad news for traditional fanbase of AFC Wimbledon. If the club is to receive funding for its stadium, there can be no terracing included in the application.
London: Wimbledon filed stadium planning application
The Merton Council received AFC Wimbledon’s planning application for the new 11,000-capacity stadium. Will works commence in 2015?
New: Current and future “Fans’ Stadium”
It’s a solid Hollywood material, but this is happening in real life. Wimbledon wins against the team who ran them to ruins 12 years ago. Next step? Building a stadium to rebuild former glory for good.