Scheme due to start at end of season

Buckingham has won the job to build a new stand at Championship side Nottingham Forest’s stadium.

Architect Benoy has designed the stand at Forest’s City Ground, increasing the stadium’s capacity from 30,000 to 38,000.

Benoy’s chairman Graham Cartledge and his son Tom, the practice’s chief executive, are both non-executive directors of the two-time European Cup winners.

The scheme is being designed out of Benoy’s Newark office.

The redeveloped Peter Taylor stand, named after the assistant to manager Brian Clough during the club’s European Cup winning years in 1979 and 1980, will include 10,000 seats as well as hospitality.

Work on the £100m development is expected to start in May once the current season has been completed. The job is due to finish in time for the start of the 2021/22 season.

The club, who were last in the Premier League back in 1999, are currently in the play-off places in the Championship.

Buckingham is currently building Fulham football club’s new 9,000 capacity Riverside Stand at the Championship side’s Craven Cottage ground.

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How the new stand (foreground) will look when completed