Fossetts Farm Stadium
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Construction||2016 - ?|
|Design time||2006 / 2015|
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.
England: Southend’s updated dream getting re(sidenti)al
Southend United could finally live their dream of a new stadium, deadlocked for a decade. Change of fate is possible with the inclusion of 240 apartments into the plan!
England: New hope for Southend United fans?
Southend United’s chairman Ron Martin has revealed Blues’ new stadium will happen regardless of whether Roots Hall is sold or not. Change of fortune after 8 years?
England: Over a decade of Southend United’s waiting for nothing?
Few clubs in England are lucky enough to build their stadium fast. But few are also as unlucky as Southend United, whose fans have been waiting some 15 years and again have reasons to lose hope.
England: Southend new stadium on ‘knife edge’
Economy is different than in 2007, when the plan was announced. So the city councilors need to accept halved donation by Southend United and Sainsbury’s if the plan is to go ahead. Council to vote on April 10 – BBC informs.