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Client
RFU
Year
2018
Architect
KSS
Main Contractor
Mace
Sector
Stadia & Leisure

Scope of Works Expand

  • Schüco Curtain Wall
  • Aluminium Shingle Rainscreen
  • Porcelain Tile Rainscreen
  • Composite Cladding
  • Single Ply Roofing System
  • Hot Melt Roofing System

Overview Expand

Appointed by the RFU, Prater delivered a full roofing and façade package for the extension of the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium – the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world, and the home of England Rugby. 

As is common in large scale stadia and leisure projects, the stadium remained open throughout the construction stage. This meant that whilst the working site was segregated from the rest of the venue, during event periods such as rugby fixtures or music concerts we needed to ensure the concourse level to be clear of all machinery and materials. In addition, events such as these required the site to be closed for two full days either side to make certain that the concourse level was safe for public use.

Twickenham was complex from several perspectives, the curvature of the façade required a large selection of bespoke systems, and the interfaces between the shingle and the porcelain rainscreens, and the Schüco curtain wall, required hundreds of individually designed and manufactured panels.

During the install, it was essential to ensure the preciseness of the engineering setting out was exact, to make sure that the curtain wall followed the radius of the structure. Additionally, there was also very specific requirements in setting out the porcelain rainscreen, with each individual panel requiring its own structure.

The redevelopment has provided 11,000 m² of debenture space for 6800 premium ticket holders in six unique entertainment spaces, including restaurants and bars, over six floors. 

The new East Stand was opened in December 2018.