All timber 12,000 seat stadium for Forest Green Rovers which will be the lowest carbon football stadium in the world.
Key Project Features
- A BREEAM Excellent rating has been set as the minimum energy reduction target with aspirations to be the first stadium to incorporate a BREEAM Outstanding level of design.
- Aspiration to target UKGBC Net Zero Carbon verification in design, construction and in operation. This is achieved through reducing upfront carbon emissions through the design and construction process below industry agreed targets, and then offset at practical completion.
- The structure comprises Glulam beams and cross-laminated timber which are highly sustainable and dramatically reduce the carbon footprint in comparison to a similar steel or concrete structure.
- Alternative materials to conventional stadiums have been selected to reduce embodied carbon footprint, with redeployable elements such as modular, repetitive, reusable, lightweight terraces, roof membrane, timber decks.
- Energy efficiency strategies include high efficiency LED lighting, heat recovery ventilation systems, maximum natural daylight together with low carbon energy sources.
- Includes a Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUD) system: the roof of the stadium seating areas can capture rainwater, which will be filtered, stored, and recycled to minimise energy use and maximise the production of renewable energy.
Core Five Added Value
- Value engineering savings of £10m during the Stage 2 design that allowed the scheme to be affordable whilst still meeting the visual and functional requirements of the project.
- Produced a shopping list of design options for the Client to enable them to undertake a cost benefit analysis on revenue generating options to their 5,000 seat capacity planning scheme.