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."
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.