The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd

Chelsea's Stamford Bridge plans could be stalled by fears for local bats

Chelsea Football Club’s plans to build one of the largest stadiums in England have hit a stumbling block – the local population of endangered bats.

The club submitted its plans for the £500m (US$660m, €584m) project to London’s Hammersmith and Fulham council last year, but have been asked to provide more evidence of how they will protect the nearby grade I-listed Brompton cemetery and its population of the nocturnal mammals.

According to Building Design, the council wants more detail about the impact of piling works on the cemetery’s catacombs – identified as a potential hibernation roost for bats – and the effect caused by artificial lighting.

Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the development would see the demolition of the club’s existing 41,600-capacity Stamford Bridge ground and its surrounding buildings, and its replacement with a 60,000-capacity stadium. The new development would include a club shop and museum, as well as a separate restaurant or cafe.

The building of the project would require excavation works and the construction of external concourse areas. The council has reportedly written to AECOM, strategic planner on the scheme, to seek more certainty over the proposed phasing of this process and any measures taken to mitigate noise, dust and road closures for local residents and businesses.

The stadium development was put forward by the Chelsea hierarchy after it commissioned a feasibility study. The club had previously explored the possibility of moving to Earls Court, White City or Battersea Power Station, although supporters opposed the mooted relocation of the club which has played at Stamford Bridge since its inception in 1905.

Chelsea FC  Stamford Bridge  Bromley  Hammersmith and Fulham  football  Herzog and de Meuron  bats 
Related stories
01 Dec 2015

Chelsea FC puts forward Herzog & de Meuron plans for 60,000-capacity stadium

08 Sep 2015

New Herzog & de Meuron designs unveiled for redevelopment of Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge

16 Jun 2015

Herzog & de Meuron working on £500m Stamford Bridge rebuild for Chelsea FC

Chelsea Football Club’s plans to build one of the largest stadiums in England have hit a stumbling block – the local population of endangered bats. The club submitted its plans for the £500m (US$660m, €584m) project to London’s Hammersmith and Fulham council last year, but have been asked to provide more evidence of how they will protect the nearby grade I-listed Brompton cemetery and its population of the nocturnal mammals.
CLD,SAR,ARC,DES,DEV
The club has been asked to show how it would protect the local bat population while it builds the new Stamford Bridge stadium / Herzog & de Meuron
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7795     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7795     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Gharieni Group
30 years of innovation and German engineering, are the cornerstones of the Gharieni Group’s premium global brand – known for its Mind/Body Verified Wellness Technologies – and the highest quality medical, spa, and wellness equipment.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
AEW Architects designed the hotel, which features contemporary design and bold colours
Giggs, Scholes, Butt, and Gary and Phil Neville are behind the project
"When we dreamt of building the first Hotel Football, we knew exactly what we wanted it to be"

The next phase for the Manchester sport-themed hotel

The garden was filled with a maze of dark brick archways and weeping willows hung with bells
Martha Schwartz
"No one is taking the issue of climate change seriously. Some bad things will have to happen before there is a change"

The outspoken landscape architect on climate change, bagels and being controversial

Lemay principal Éric Pelletier (above)
"A vast yet understated investment in cultural institutions and tourist infrastructure is taking place without lavish budgets, starchitects or international fanfare"

The amazing projects transforming Canada’s second city

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
A large mural behind the bar acts as a focal point for the room
Fu has a masters in architecture from Cambridge University
"I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples"

Drawing on his childhood memories for the St Regis Hong Kong

A new stairway forms the focal point of the Neues Museum’s central hall
"It’s not controversy, it’s dialogue. It’s very healthy"

The UK should take a leaf out of Germany’s book when it comes to designing and planning cities, argues the Neues Museum architect

The Vault Door leads to The Ned’s members’ club, housed in the former bank strongroom
Lund has worked as a designer for Soho House since 2014. She co-led the design of The Ned
"My favourite part of the building is the original bank vault, in the belly of the building. It once stored gold bullion deposits of £335m"

On the challenges of creating The Ned

features
"If you look closely at the walls, they almost look like layers of the Grand Canyon. When you use rammed earth, you get wavy lines where the material has been compacted"

Well building guru Jason McLennan opens his home and shares his thoughts about environmental design with Well Home

The rooms at the Lanserhof Tegernsee are arranged around a central courtyard
Christoph Ingenhoven has championed sustainable architecture for more than 30 years. He is Super Jury member at this year’s World Architecture Festival
"At Lanserhof, you spend your money and it’s difficult and exhausting, but you feel as though you’re doing something very good for yourself and maybe also for others "

How Ingenhoven’s experience as a guest informed the design of the Lanserhof medical spas

cladkit product news
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
cladkit product news
Ojmar introduces battery-free electronic locker to cut carbon footprints in health clubs and spas
Ojmar says the batteryless lock is easy to install and features a user-friendly interface
Megan Whitby
Smart lock manufacturer Ojmar has released the OTS20 Batteryless – the first battery-free electronic locker lock on the market. The ...
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
The event will allow buyers and suppliers to meet
Magali Robathan
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo ...
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
cladkit product news
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
The Leisure Media Company Ltd
The Leisure Media Company Ltd