UK council gives approval to sustainable stadium

A Gloucestershire football club has been awarded permission to build a stadium entirely from wood by Stroud Council.

After extensive work obtaining planning permission, ambitious League Two club Forest Green Rovers has received the right to create a sustainable football stadium with zero-carbon status.

Entitled Eco Park, the new cutting-edge stadium will be crafted from wood and have landscape parking and a seating capacity for 5,000. It is set to become the very first football stadium to be manufactured only from wood, however the older nature of the materials hide a more modern approach where sustainability is concerned.

Award-winning architects Zaha Hadid Architects commented:

“Embodying low carbon construction methods and operational processes, it will be the first all wood football stadium – with almost every element made of sustainable sourced timber. As a building material, laminated timber is highly durable, safe, recyclable and beautiful.”

The architectural firm added the at supporters and fans of the team will benefit from being closer to the action, with stands located a mere five meters beyond the playing surface. The design is future-proofed to allow for The Forest Green Club’s growth and equipped with a spectator bowl developed to make the most of the atmosphere on match days.

The proposed project has carbon neutral status due to renewable energy sources onsite demonstrating sustainable architecture working at optimum.

Although the first attempt to request permission for the design was not accepted by the district council of Stroud, the revised plans have now been approved by the committee for planning. If you’re seeking sustainable designs for your project and need architects in Chester, contact us at d2 architects for assistance.

Posted by Mark
January 2, 2020

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