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Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens

  • Construction
  • ClientLangtree Group
  • Value£23,000,000
  • Duration54 weeks
  • Architect McLaughlin & Harvey Technical Services
Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens

Design and construction of a new stadium for St Helens RFC.

Works to replace the century old Knowsley Road ground, including site clearance, demolition, remediation works, ecological surveys, archaeology drainage, substructure, superstructure, infrastructure, and landscaping to public realm areas.

The north stand has a capacity for four thousand, seven hundred and eighty-eight seated fans, and the south stand is also a seated area with a capacity of five thousand, two hundred and thirty-three. As well as being the main area for the club offices, media centre, and function rooms.

The east stand is a standing area holding three thousand, eight hundred and ninety-nine people. The west stand has a capacity for three thousand, seven hundred and ninety-six mainly standing, but does have one hundred and eleven seats, bringing the total capacity of the stadium to around eighteen thousand.

On the second floor of the south stand are twelve executive boxes with fine views of the pitch. Each box holds up to twelve people.

The project also involved major civil engineering works to facilitate the creation of platforms for the stadium, pitch, and retail store. An extensive cut and fill exercise was undertaken to establish platforms. The civils works also included remediation of contaminated ground, drainage installation, and the formation of access roads and car parking.

Feature of ProjectAdditional works

The scheme also involved the delivery of a 140,000sqft retail development for Tesco. The final element of the project was the supporting infrastructure which as well as roads and car parking included a pedestrian bridge. The stadium played host as a Rugby World Cup venue in 2013.

Additional works