New Spurs stadium roof to be manufactured offsite

Buckingham is planning to make use of offsite manufacture to construct the £20m roof for Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in north London.

The firm has been contracted to install a series of cladded cassettes over the main roof area, which also includes a ’Sky Walk’ experience for visitors and fans, which includes view across the capital from the new ground.

According to Buckingham’s results, which were filed last week, the firm said: “We have been working with the Spurs construction team for several years on various aspects of this prestigious project and it is very gratifying to secure this contract.

“We are commencing offsite manufacture of the roof cassette units that ultimately will be suspended from a cable net structure (constructed by others) early next year.”

The Sky Walk will allow the public to walk out to the roof edge of the new stadium and enjoy views from 60 m in the air, secured with a harness and cable. Along with the rooftop experience, Buckingham also revealed that it is in negotiations to supply the cladding for the ’Sky Bridge’, a luxury restaurant that will be suspended from the roof of the stadium.

The Spurs stadium contract is the latest in a string of stadium wins for the firm, which is also working with newly promoted Premier League side Brighton on upgrades to their ground.

The firm is also understood to be vying with McLaughlin & Harvey and Sir Robert McAlpine to replace ISG on the £50m new stadium for York City FC.

The three contractors are lining up to build the project, which has been without a main contractor since ISG walked away in December last year.

Costs are also estimated to have gone up again on the scheme, which comprises a 8,000-seat stadium, leisure facilities and a cinema complex, with the project now set to cost £50m.

Buckingham posted turnover of £408m in the year to December 2016, and has targeted revenues of half a billion by 2018. 


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