The new owner appointed Populous, the architects who designed their stadium, to revive the scheme. We were delighted to be appointed in the summer of 2017 to provide all engineering services for the new, re-imagined Riverside Stand. These include structural, geotechnical, building services, façade and fire engineering, environmental, security, transport planning and acoustics.
For Fulham FC, the new stand is a chance not only to enhance the experience for its supporters but also to contribute to and interact with the Thames riverside.
The club is very proud of its attractive location on the banks of a stretch of the River Thames popular for walking, sailing and rowing, with nearby parks and leafy residential development. One problem with the existing stand is that it interrupts the Thames Path. With the new stand, we are creating a walkway alongside the river, and the stand itself will contain restaurants, cafes, bars, corporate hospitality suites and event space, all accessible to the public. There will also be serviced apartments. Capacity of the stand will be doubled to just under 9,000, bringing the total ground capacity to nearly 30,000.