Composite Metal Flooring are manufacturing 20,600m2 of MetFloor 60 steel decking for use in the redevelopment of White Hart Lane, the Tottenham Hotspurs' Stadium.
Studwelders Ltd are installing the steel decking to create composite floors over the 9 storeys of the stadium, which will increase in capacity from 36,284 to 61,559 in time for the 2018/2019 season.
For many years, Tottenham Hotspurs, who came second in the 2016/17 Premier League, have been looking to expand their stadium. In 2008, plans to completely redevelop White Hart Lane; their existing stadium, were submitted. The plans were revised to their current form in 2015, and work began, to transform White Hart Lane. Sections of the North and East stands were removed in 2016, to allow construction of the larger, new stadium to begin. On 14 May 2017, the last ever game was played at White Hart Lane, and large scale demolition work began on the following day.
In early 2017, preparatory work had taken place in the north side of the new stadium, ready for construction to begin. By March 2017, CFD were supplying MetFloor steel decking to the stadium, to construct its northern side. When control of the old stadium was relinquished to the developers in May 2016, demolition began immediately, and by August 2017, the stadium had been completely demolished. Tottenham Hotspurs have temporarily moved into Wembley Stadium for the 2017/18 season, whilst work on their new stadium progresses. They are set to return to White Hart Lane’s successor for the 2018/19 season.
Composite Metal Flooring are manufacturing the steel decking for this prestigious project, to help construct the stands. Their Mamhilad, Monmouthshire production facility will produce over 20,000 square metres of the trapezoidal MetFloor 60 steel decking, which, when concreted over by Studwelders Ltd’s installation teams on White Hart Lane later on in the year, will form lightweight composite flooring systems over the 9 storeys of the stadium. Composite Metal Flooring will also produce over 50,000 steel shear studs, for Studwelders Ltd to weld onto the steel decking, to secure it in place. They will manufacture steel edge trim too, so that the concrete, when poured atop the MetFloor steel decking, will be securely retained in place. Studwelders Ltd will install FASET-compliant safety netting on the stadium as well, so that their contract can be accomplished safely. Manufacture of the deck began in March 2017, with the majority of the products having been manufactured and delivered to site by December 2017. After the actual construction of the stadium is complete by the start of 2018, a fit-out will proceed, to make the stadium fit for purpose, compliant with regulations, and retaining the same atmosphere that Spurs fans felt in the old stadium.
Construction and the fit-out of the stadium are expected to be complete by Summer 2018, so that the new and improved White Hart Lane will be ready for the start of the 2018/19 season. Tottenham Hotspurs have not yet confirmed a sponsor for the naming rights to the stadium, but the new development is unlikely to be called “White Hart Lane”. The stadium will boast over 61,500 seats, 17,500 of them in the single tier South stand, on the site of the old stadium. The stadium will have a viewing platform on the roof as well. The new White Hart Lane will also play host to 2 NFL American Football matches a year, after the National Football League contributed £10 million to the construction of the stadium. The stadium will stretch over 9 storeys, but is only one part of a much wider regeneration project in Tottenham, with the new stadium as a focal point. The wider scheme will incorporate new homes, new education facilities, improved transport corridors, a supermarket, a hotel, public open space, a new health centre and a new sporting centre. The newly completed stadium will become the 2nd largest stadium in the Premier League upon completion in Summer 2018.