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Latest news on Chelsea FC’s new stadium planning application

More than a year ago, a planning application for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge with an expanded c.60,000 seating capacity was submitted to Chelsea FC’s local council, Hammersmith & Fulham.

 

Over the past 12 months, Chelsea FC have consulted widely with their neighbouring residents, local businesses, statutory authorities and continued to work closely with the council.

 

On Wednesday of this week (January 11), the council’s planning committee considered the application, and planning permission was duly granted for the redevelopment of Chelsea FC’s historic home.

 

The committee decision does not mean that work can begin on site, however. This is just the latest step, although a significant one, towards work commencing, with various other permissions still to be obtained.

 

Architect’s behind the new stadium, Herzog & de Meuron, have been credited with developing a “high quality piece of design” and a “unique architectural solution”.

 

The proposed GB£500m (US$614.6m, €585.3m) ‘new’ Stamford Bridge would be sited almost exactly on the existing stadium footprint and take the form of a three-tiered bowl. It is also said to include a megastore, museum, corporate facilities and a standalone restaurant.

 

Images courtesy: Chelsea FC/Herzog & de Meuron

 

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