Charlton FC Athletic, The Valley
Since 1998 AndArchitects has developed the strategy for the expansion of Charlton Athletic FC’s London Stadium. This project involves the co-ordination and master planning of a multi-use stadium in phased developments to increase the capacity from 14,000 seats to 40,000 seats.
The phased approach has allowed the club to build each stand whilst keeping the stadium open for matches. With careful attention to the brief the developments have enabled the club to have a multi-use stadium with partners sharing the building on non-match days.
The North Stand can accommodate a variety of tenants on non-match days to make the stadium a seven day a week operation. The main match-day lounge and restaurant is designed for up to 1,000 people and can be divided into classrooms for use by Greenwich College on weekdays. Also used in the evening and weekends for functions it gives the building maximum flexibility, enabling The Valley to be used as a key community facility.