Savills takes lead in stadium proposals

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has chosen Savills to be planning consultants in the bid to build a 60,000-capacity stadium in Haringey.

Planning can reveal that Savills - which acted as planning consultant for Arsenal Football Club in its move to the Emirates Stadium in Islington - will help steer through the £400 million proposals for a club museum, shops and restaurants, 500 homes, a base for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and public space.

More details of the club's plans were unveiled publicly last week as part of an initial public consultation. The scheme will entail removal of two listed buildings but will ensure that the club remains at its current White Hart Lane ground while the replacement stadium is being built alongside.

Savills will help run public consultation on the plans. The club hopes to have detailed stadium designs and a masterplan completed to show fans and the local community in January.

London Borough of Haringey deputy leader Lorna Reith said: "This scheme represents a great opportunity to deliver high-quality public space. But there is a long way to go and we will scrutinise all plans over the coming weeks." Architects KSS, which worked on the City of Manchester Stadium, will design the stadium.

Football fans have long complained of poor transport links when travelling to White Hart Lane. But according to Savills, there are no plans to make any improvements to local transport infrastructure despite a 24,000 rise in capacity at the new stadium.

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