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KSS Designed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Gets Go Ahead after High Court Battle

The new 56,000-capacity Tottenham Hotspur stadium has been given the green light to start construction work after a successful High Court battle against a family-run business.

Last July Tottenham obtained a compulsory purchase order forcing Archway to sell its site to make room for the new stadium complex - a project worth an estimated £400 million. But the company, who are self-described as  “an old-fashioned family business" that produces metal items for the hospitality and catering industry, challenged the order.

Their complaint was eventually taken to the High Court before Mr Justice Dove, who is a self-professed Aston Villa fan. After ruling in favour of.he football club the judge said:

"It follows from my conclusions I am satisfied there was no legal flaw in the process and it was in the public interest that this purchase order be made.'"

Archway have also been refused permission to appeal, but they still have the option to go to the Court of Appeal judges within the next 21 days.

Prior to the court case a spokesman for Tottenham said that they had already arranged the amicable and successful relocation of over 70 local business. All parties concerned have been satisfied and many of these companies continue to do business in the borough. He said that in the instance of Archway Sheet Metal Works, Tottenham Football Club has not been able to come to an agreement despite seven years of discussion and negotiation.

Archway’s owners claim that they have received bomb threats. Last November a mystery fire destroyed the premises adjoining the North Stand at White Hart Lane. Tottenham has also been accused of misleading its supporters throughout the ongoing dispute.

KSS Design

The plan to replace White Hart Lane with Tottenham Hotspur is formally known as the Northumberland Development Project. The original development plans included 200 residences, a supermarket, a 150-room hotel, and a public square for holding community events such as street markets or ice skating. (The hotel plan has since been rebuffed.) There was an extended period of consultation with the community as well as negotiations with Haringey Council and the Mayor of London before planning permissions were granted in September 2011. In 2013 Sainsbury’s opened a new 78,000 sq.ft outlet as part of the development, employing 280 local people and drawing more business to the area.

The stadium is designed by KSS, a leading stadium architect with a prominent presence in commercial, leisure, mixed-use, residential, and healthcare projects. The group’s first important sports stadium project was the 1991 redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, which integrated commercial, retail, residential, and hotel presences around the football stadium. In recent years, KSS has completed the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel and Stade Océane in La Havre, France, which is the first energy positive stadium in Europe.

Tottenham hope to have the stadium open by the 2018-19 season. The planned capacity is 56,250, which is greater than the 36,230 that White Hart Lane currently accommodates.

KSS Design

The plan to replace White Hart Lane with Tottenham Hotspur is formally known as the Northumberland Development Project. The original development plans included 200 residences, a supermarket, a 150-room hotel, and a public square for holding community events such as street markets or ice skating. (The hotel plan has since been rebuffed.) There was an extended period of consultation with the community as well as negotiations with Haringey Council and the Mayor of London before planning permissions were granted in September 2011. In 2013 Sainsbury’s opened a new 78,000 sq.ft outlet as part of the development, employing 280 local people and drawing more business to the area.

The stadium is designed by KSS, a leading stadium architect with a prominent presence in commercial, leisure, mixed-use, residential, and healthcare projects. The group’s first important sports stadium project was the 1991 redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, which integrated commercial, retail, residential, and hotel presences around the football stadium. In recent years, KSS has completed the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel and Stade Océane in La Havre, France, which is the first energy positive stadium in Europe.

Tottenham hope to have the stadium open by the 2018-19 season. The planned capacity is 56,250, which is greater than the 36,230 that White Hart Lane currently accommodates.

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