New stand is part of £100m redevelopment of Selhurst Park
Premier League side Crystal Palace has been given planning to redevelop its ageing Selhurst Park ground in south London.
Croydon council’s planning committee gave the club the green light at the end of last week to proceed with the £100m project and its decision will now be referred to London mayor Sadiq Khan for final approval.
The plans revolve around redeveloping the ground’s 1924-built main stand, which will see the existing structure torn down and a new stand erected, along with the demolition of a number of council homes next to the stadium, with affected residents being re-housed in new houses rebuilt nearby.
Designed by London architect KSS, which also came up with the plans to extend Liverpool’s Anfield home built by Carillion, the new stand will boost Selhurst Park’s capacity from 26,000 to 34,000.
The five-storey stand (pictured, foreground) will hold 13,500 seats, an increase on the current capacity of 5,600, and will feature an all-glass front that draws inspiration from the original Crystal Palace.
Other work set to be carried out at Selhurst Park includes construction of 24,522m² new internal floor space beneath the expanded main stand and a 550m² restaurant and retail unit.
The football pitch will be lengthened from 101m to 105m and an accessible seating area will be created within the Whitehorse Lane Stand, resulting in spectator capacity there falling by 690.
Other firms working on the deal include cost consultant Core 5 and structural engineer Mott MacDonald.