Aberdeen FC formalise £40m Kingsford Stadium plan
January 16 2017formal planning application for the construction of a £40m stadium, training ground and community facilities at Kingsford, Aberdeen, to allow the club to realise its growth ambitions.
To that end Halliday Fraser Munro have prepared a masterplan for the club which will see it relocate from its historic home at Pittodrie to green belt land off the under-construction Western Peripheral Route between Kingswells and Westhill.
This scheme calls for a 20,000 capacity stadium to be built faced largely in vertical Rodeca Polycarbonate cladding panels oversailing a steel structure and base of dark grey facing brick. The primary south elevation will be finished in a silver/grey aluminium rainscreen.
Outlining their design the architects said: “The Rodeca cladding has been chosen as it provides a translucent finish which will create a subtle red glow from the internally lit concourse areas at night. The translucent qualities of the cladding will also bring a diffuse light into the concourse areas during the day.
“The same cladding panel has been used to the rear of the north, east and west stands bringing a high quality of diffuse light into the heart of the stadium. The choice of red through to white cladding helps to provide the stadium with an identity.”
A separate pavilion will offer office space for Aberdeen FC Community Trust post-completion as well as a gymnasium and multi-purpose events space.
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