Saracens Copthall Stadium

The Eric Wright Group has transformed the Copthall Stadium into Allianz Park, a state-of-the-art, sporting venue with a surrounding activity complex.

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The Eric Wright Group has transformed the Copthall Stadium into Allianz Park, a state-of-the-art, sporting venue with a surrounding activity complex.

The multi-million pound project in Barnet, north London, includes a contemporary artificial playing pitch, making Saracens the first professional rugby union club in the world to play on entirely artificial turf. Built to combine modern technology with the best traditions of the sport, the complex comprises wider seating, an indoor training area which can be converted into a match-day bar with screens showing other games, a new PA system, a children's crèche, shops and food outlets.

The multi-sport venue, which is supported by Sport England, the Rugby Football Union and UK Athletics, will be used for community sport for 340 days of the year for club and elite athletics and Premiership rugby. It will also provide a shot putt throw area, cross-country routes, triple and long-jump areas, indoor cricket nets, and studios for martial arts and dance classes.

This sustainable sporting venue creates a wide range of top quality shared sporting and athletics facilities that will be promoted and made available for use by schools, colleges, clubs and other community groups throughout the year, providing a vibrant heart to the local community.

Client: Saracens Copthall LLP

Location: London

Duration: 45 weeks 

Completion: March 2013

Value: £16.5m