Alexander Stadium redevelopment: designing for legacy
Date & Time

2 March 2021
17:30 GMT

Price
Free
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Alexander Stadium redevelopment: designing for legacy

Lecture
Date & Time

2 March 2021
17:30 GMT

Price
Free

Availability ONLINE ONLY

Mark Andrews will give an online talk on the Alexander Stadium redevelopment.

From its roots in the mid 1970’s, Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium has been home to one of England’s most historic athletics clubs, the Birchfield Harriers.  The regeneration of the stadium provides an opportunity for the city to hold revenue generating events throughout the year and contribute to a wider long-term regeneration of this part of the Birmingham. 

In this talk, we will give an overview of the structural design consideration and challenges for the delivery of the Alexander Stadium redevelopment, however, the primary focus of the presentation will be on the new 6500-capacity West Stand that runs along the entire finish line and is arranged over four floors with a sweeping new roof. 

Speakers

Mark Andrews MIStructE, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup
Mark has spent much of his career working a range of renowned stadia including the London’s Olympic Stadium, the new home to Tottenham Hotspurs, Qatar 2022 Education City Stadium, and the new north stands at Lords Cricket Ground.  To add to this list, Mark has also worked on The Slide down the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in London, Aircraft Hangers and the Ground Support Facility for Farnborough Airport, Birmingham’s NEC, as well as varied projects in the Middle East.

Over the last 8 years, Mark has developed and refined his approach to integrated multi-disciplinary design, the delivery of high-quality information, including BIM 3D modelling as key fundamentals for successful project delivery.  He has a strong belief and passion for work-based development and the inspiration of a creative and inquisitive next generation of structural designers.

Mark is Arup’s lead Structural Engineer for the Alexander Stadium, overseeing the structural and civil design of the project from scheme through to construction.  As well as overseeing all aspects of the structural design, Mark has also been the primary lead for coordination with the many other disciplines.

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