Northampton Rugby Football Club

Client: Northampton Rugby Football Club

The enlarged stadium includes new stands completing replacing the former spectator areas and increased the stadium capacity to 15,300.

Work to initially redevelop 3 sides of the stadium was carried out in 3 phases, over successive close seasons. The East Stand incorporates hospitality boxes, conference and office suites, family lounge and a 25 metre long bar. The South and West stands provide training and match day facilities including changing areas, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, warm-up areas and further bars. Subsequently, the South Stand was enlarged by adding an additional tier on top, incorporating more hospitality boxes- this extension overhangs a lake to the rear of the stand.

Remaining stadium and hospitality areas were redeveloped in the new North, Barwell Stand in 2016.

Key design features contributing to the success of the stadium are enclosed corners and the retention of some terracing in the new stands, which create a great match day atmosphere.