The North London stadium is beginning to shape as construction continues on the 62,062-capacity, £750m project. The stadium will feature a 17,000 capacity one-tier stand and the seating has been arranged to put supporters closer to the action than at any other stadium in the United Kingdom - the front row will be only five metres away from the touchline!
Developers have now moved onto the next stage of the build – erecting the giant 600-tonne roof that will cover the 61,000 capacity arena. The ground is also expected to have a retractable pitch for up to 16 non-football events a year, including concerts and NFL games and when it’s complete in August 2018 it’ll be the largest club football stadium in London.
Alongside the roof construction, the North London Stadium is also having its outer wrap installed. The wrap known as the ‘veil’ is made up of 4,801 metal panels. The veils are designed to enclose the building and create a flowing external feature. The first of the panels are currently being installed towards the rear of the North stand, facing Lilywhite House.
Up to 72,000m2 of concrete will be poured for the project, for which 1,700 staff are employed on-site. We’re proud to have placed a number of contractors on this project and if you'd like to find out more about further vacancies, chat to Rich Horsley.