Hotel and apartments to be integrated into proposed Southend United stadium

by Matthew Campelli | 10 May 2017

A hotel, residential apartments and a training academy have been incorporated into Southend United FC’s proposal to build a 22,000-capacity stadium development.

The Populous-designed structure will see the hotel and apartments integrated into the stadium, with a number of the latter built along the stadium roofscape.

Training academy facilities will be be flanked by community pitches. A full-sized covered pitch and “elite player accommodation” have also been earmarked for the development.

In addition, a jumbo screen built into the stadium’s facade will overlook a large supporters’ square.

A multi-screen cinema, restaurants and retail outlets will also be part of the development.

Planning applications have been submitted by the League One football club to Southend Borough Council with the intention to “commence construction without delay”.

“Fans will be directed to the new stadium via a unique tree-lined processional route from the south which will take them past the vibrant mixed leisure retail area, past the academy facilities, and into the supporters’ square which promises to be a vibrant space for fans to congregate before entering the stadium to take their seats,” said a statement by Populous.

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