Tottenham Hotspur’s state-of-the-art stadium is beginning to take shape as the construction teams race against the clock to get the ground ready for next season. Developers have now moved on to the next stage of the build – erecting the giant 600-tonne roof that will cover the 61,000 capacity arena.
Each seat also has an installation deck that has to be made which is created using glass and nylon to make it strong. The two sections are then shared and put together, with the operators claiming that they can produce 500-600 seats per day.
Site manager Olly Clarke also explained the meticulous process of hauling the massive structure into the air.
“What we’ve got are two main bits,” Clarke was quoted in a report by Daily Star. The compression ring as we call it, which is basically like a big bicycle wheel, which goes over all the stands and connected on to it, all this spaghetti, which goes down to the inner part of the roof.”
“By making this inner part of the roof smaller, pulling these cables together, it then lifts up in the air to create the roof structure, which then carries the roof cassettes to make the roof.
“There are 10km of structural cable on the job and the hydraulics which feed the jacks there are 20km of hydraulic piping. The roof lift when we pull it up in the air will weigh 600 tonnes so it’s an immense lift.
“The roof itself will take two-three weeks to pull up into the air and during that time as we’re putting that immense force of 20,000 tonnes into these tension cables it will move slowly and slowly and slowly up into the air until it reaches the top.”
The Spurs Web released a video that features the latest updates on the construction site of the new stadium. The framework has got bigger on the new South Stand, while there is rapid development at the North, West and the East stands. The new home of the Tottenham foundation, i.e., Percy House, looks complete.
Toilets, kitchen areas and bars are currently being installed in the new stadium, while the hotel construction starts as early as possible in the New Year.
Check out the video to get an idea of the construction of the new Tottenham stadium.