Plough Lane

Capacity20 000
Country England
CityLondon
ClubsWimbledon
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost?
Construction2017 - 2019
Design Derek Wilson Architects
Design time 2014
Contractor Andrew Scott Ltd

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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.

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