StruEngineers worked in partnership with clients TRP Consulting on the £45m redevelopment of the historic Emerald Headingley Stadium, in Leeds, UK.
Replacing the North Stand
Home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union, and Leeds Rhinos rugby league team, the stadium has seen plenty of famous moment over the years – not least Ben Stokes’ heroic innings for England to win the 3rd Ashes test versus Australia in 2019.
The final piece of a project that commenced in the summer of 2017 was completed with the inauguration of a new joint North/South Stand overlooking both the rugby pitch and cricket grounds.
The existing structure – more than 90- years old – was demolished, before the construction of its impressive replacement. The aim – to convert the ground into a sporting facility fit for the 21st century.
The new stands and hospitality areas create a unique and world-class sporting and entertainment venue for the region, with 4,200 seats for cricket and 3,800 facing the rugby pitch. The new South Stand for the rugby ground has a capacity of 7,700, with 2,200 seated.
RC Detailing for Stadium Elements
StruEngineers provided 26 drawings for the project, including RC detailing for stadium elements such as the foundation, ground beams, retaining wall and suspended slabs.
Interestingly, this isn’t the only famous Yorkshire sporting venue StruEngineers have been involved with, having also completed a project at Doncaster Racecourse.
This £34m redevelopment includes the demolition of the existing Yorkshire Stand and the construction of a new grandstand, stable block, stable lads hostel, workshop and managers accommodation.
The grandstand is a 5 storey, steel-framed structure approximately 110m long with a large concourse and exhibition space at ground floor level.
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