Increased capacity and major improvements to the facilities at Craven Cottage are required to help us deliver long term growth and self sustainability. In line with our business values and culture regarding CSR, this will be a project undertaken with great sensitivity and consideration, turning potential concerns into opportunities for improvement both environmentally and for the community.
The development will reconnect the riverside walkway (where it is currently diverted around Craven Cottage via Stevenage Road) with a cantilevered extension which will not encroach into the Thames, thus maintaining flood capacity; fender piles will be constructed as part of the river wall to protect river craft. Direct access from the stadium to the riverside walk will also help reduce crowd congestion on matchdays. Furthermore the design will reduce the impact of floodlighting on the river and adjacent streets.
We host a range of activities throughout the season to engage with our community, and the Club’s Foundation runs many activities to achieve its on-going aim of building better lives through sport. Consequently we believe the development will genuinely benefit the community, create more jobs and bring more money into local business.
For more information including further benefits and an Environmental Impact Assessment, please visit our Stadium Development pages.