Football club Tottenham Hotspur has received approval from London Mayor Boris Johnson for its £400m stadium redevelopment at White Hart Lane.
Expected to be completed by the 2018-19 season, the renovation plan is a part of the club’s Northumberland Development Project.
The redevelopment will double the capacity of the existing stadium, accommodating a 61,000 audience and will feature a retractable pitch, reported BBC News.
Mayor Boris Johnson was quoted by Construction Enquirer as saying: "White Hart Lane is already an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and the new venue will not only almost double its capacity, but provide world-class facilities to watch Premier League football, international sports events and concerts in the heart of the capital.
"The stadium will also be the focal point of a major drive to regenerate Tottenham, breathing new life into the area, creating jobs and boosting growth."
Consultancy and construction company Mace will work on the redevelopment project of the White Hart Lane stadium, along with engineer Buro Happold.
Morrisroe, a firm into concrete and groundworks, is at present undertaking work on part of the stadium’s foundations.
Tottenham Hotspur Club chairman Daniel Levy was quoted by Construction Enquirer as saying: "This marks yet another major milestone for this vital and complex scheme and we are grateful to the mayor for his on-going support.
"We remain focused on completing the final stages of the planning process."
The club’s Northumberland Development Project also includes the development of a sports centre, health facility, hotel, homes and club museum.
Image: The stadium at White Hart Lane will undergo redevelopment to accomodate 61,000 audience. Photo: courtesy of Alan Swain/Wikipedia.