Fossetts Farm Stadium

Capacity21 941
Country England
CitySouthend-on-Sea
ClubsSouthend United
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost?
Construction2016 - ?
Design Populous
Design time 2006 / 2015

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Description: Fossetts Farm Stadium

The idea of building a new stadium for Southend United north of the city centre was first drawn in 2006. By 2008 the concept was detailed and had its planning permission in place, but never came to fruition.

The initial idea was for commercial partner Sainsbury’s to take over Roots Hall and demolish it, making way for a new supermarket. With the funds and additional partners the new stadium would be built, first with three stands and eventually enclosed with the west side.

According to the updated version from 2015, a new partnership was reached for the stadium itself. Housing company British Land will co-finance the stadium while also including two blocks of flats within the building (in both western corners). Third one would be built along the east stand, totaling the residential part at huge 240 homes.

Also, a hotel with over 130 rooms would be built west of the stadium. To the south a 12-screen cinema and a retail complex is planned, very much like in the original plan from 2006.

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