Etihad Stadium Expansion, Manchester

Structural Designer

BuroHappold Engineering

Client Name

Manchester City Football Club

Location

Manchester, UK

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Laing O'Rourke

STRUCTURAL AND CIVIL CONSULTING ENGINEERS

BuroHappold Engineering

ARCHITECTS

Populous 

PROJECT MANAGER

Arcadis 

STEEL CONTRACTOR 

Severfield plc

MEP CONSULTANTS

Jacobs

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A project to expand Manchester City Football Club’s stadium with a new South Stand. After all phases of the expansion project have been completed the stadium will have a capacity of approximately 61,000, making it the second largest in the UK.

Engineers were required to modify an existing cable-net roof with complex geometry and load-paths while providing continued rain protection to fans. 85% of materials used for the expansion were locally procured.

Judge's comment:

A most impressive response to tricky engineering challenges that resulted in a stadium expansion with minimal spectator disruption and a complementary architectural form. A clever and seamless intervention in a geometrically complex cable net structure.