Villa Park Planning Application Submitted

Aston Villa Football Club has announced it is about to submit a planning application for the first phase of the revamp of its Villa Park home, following a positive public consultation. 

The £100 million upgrade of the stadium will see its capacity rise from just under 43,000 to 50,000 through the expansion of the North Stand, with the club releasing CGI images of how the venue will look when the work is completed.

With further changes set to take place in the Trinity Stand, the club’s ambition is to further increase its capacity to 52,000. Subject to planning permission, construction is due to start in 2024 and take between 18 and 24 months.

Christian Purslow, the club’s chief executive officer, said: “Following a successful consultation period, we are pleased to announce that we will be submitting our proposals for the redevelopment and expansion of Villa Park at the end of the month.” He added that the consultation with 10,000 stakeholders including local residents had produced a “hugely positive response”.

The role of sheet metal specialists in helping develop the stadium may be a significant one, as these are often significant elements of stand roofs, walls and other features of football ground architecture. The dimensions will need to be precise to ensure they fit with the design and the other materials and structural elements of the North Stand.

It is not just across the Midlands in Birmingham that sheet metal and other structural materials will soon be needed for the construction of a new football stand. 

In July, Nottingham Forest gained planning permission for a £100 million project that will include rebuilding the Peter Taylor Stand to increase the capacity of the City Ground from 30,000 seats to 35,000.

The scheme also includes the building of a new 13-storey apartment block next to the stadium, which will help provide the funding for the stadium project.

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