AndArchitects founder unveils ‘flexible’ Luton Town stadium plans
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The architect behind Luton Town FC’s proposed new stadium has lifted the lid on its plans, with the emphasis on flexibility.

Manuel Nogueira, the founder of AndArchitects, told delegates at the Major Events International Summit that the 17,500-capacity stadium would be built with the capability of adding temporary tiers, and an extensive space for the public.

During non-matchdays, local people will be encouraged to use the outside piazza, and a balcony which gives a view of the pitch from the exterior.

“The piazza will have cafes and restaurants. On non-matchdays people can go up to them, and use the balcony to view the pitch with the floodlights lit at 10 per cent,” said Nogueira. “That pitch is part of the urban fabric on non-matchdays.”

He revealed that his firm is working with Luton Town to explore ideas, some with a technology focus, about what can be implemented within the outside concourse. The space, he added, would allow other temporary buildings to exist.

The stadium is being earmarked for a central part of Luton next to a church which happens to be the only Grade One listed building in the town.

However, the plan is one of two developments which are in for planning permission. The club has acquired the Newlands Park area of the region, in which it is hoping to build offices, retail outlets and a cinema, which will pay for the development of the stadium.

“We’re putting the club right in the middle of town so it can be completely integrated,” Nogueira added. “This project is vital for the regeneration of Luton.”

Nogueira said that the club will find out if its plans are successful early next year.

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The architect behind Luton Town FC’s proposed new stadium has lifted the lid on its plans, with the emphasis on flexibility.
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