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Fulham submit planning application for riverside stand


Fulham have submitted an application to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham council for the redeve­lopment of the Riverside stand at its historic Craven Cottage home.

This application follows a period of consul­tation and open dialogue with residents, supporters, and many stakeh­olders with an interest in the project and local area.

The Club secured planning permission for its previous design in 2013. The new proposal, commis­sioned by Fulham FC’s Chairman Mr Shahid Khan, has incor­porated a modern design that is sympathetic with the river and local area and best reflects the needs of the Club, community and neig­hbo­ur­hood by delivering a wide range of benefits both now and for future genera­tions.

In addition to increasing the seating capacity at Craven Cottage, the Club has sought to add amenities to help transform the riverside walkway into a world-class leisure desti­nation, both on matchdays and non-matchdays.

This new design will still allow the River Thames walkway to be opened up, an aspect of the approved design in 2013, and will incorporate bars, resta­urants, and lounges—all of which will be open for business throughout the year.

The redeve­lopment will bring significant investments in the local community, adding new full-time jobs and further oppor­tuni­ties for employment.

Alistair Mackintosh, Fulham FC Chief Executive Officer, said: "Everyone here at Fulham Football Club is incredibly excited to submit this appli­cation, and we are confident that the plans we have laid out will both upgrade the current stand and add new facilities that everyone in the community will be able to enjoy and appreciate."


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