Consultant appointed QS on Albion Football Club stadium scheme

Franklin and Andrews has been appointed QS for the new Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club stadium.

The consultancy’s Peter Gray will lead QS work on the stadium at Falmer and will cooperate with the project’s design team.

Brighton & Hove Albion stadium

Architect KSS developed the stadium plans and Bianchi Morley, Webb Yates and Hemsley Orrell Partnership are providing civil and structural engineering services.

The 22,500 seat stadium is set to be up and running for the club’s 2010 - 2011 season. After first project applications were rejected, the government granted planning permission for the new stadium on 25 July 2007.

Plans for the site include the club’s offices and a retail outlet, corporate hospitality facilities, a community learning hub, and independent education space for two local colleges.

A bus and coach interchange is also part of the development, to encourage the use of sustainable transport by the football supporters.

Barry Winterton, Franklin and Andrews’ sports business director, said: “Franklin and Andrews has an excellent track record in sports stadia cost consultancy and we look forward to helping deliver a stadium for Brighton & Hove’s team and fans that can be enjoyed for generations to come.”