Quins Plan Stoop Redevelopment

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27 November 2017

Harlequins has confirmed the appointment of a professional team with the brief to develop a concept which imagines a new and improved stadium on their existing site at the forefront of the community, with the goal of making a positive social, cultural and economic impact on the local area.

Leading master-planners and sports architects, Populous, have been appointed alongside a specialist team to take forward the project.

Harlequins has recently begun work with the team and will be engaging with Richmond Borough Council and the Greater London Authority over the coming months.

David Ellis, the club’s chief executive said:

“Harlequins has been proud to call Twickenham, Richmond and London our home for over a century, but it is important to remember that our purpose is not just about the rugby, but about the wider community.

“During the 54 years we have called The Stoop home, the club has positively contributed to the Borough in a number of areas and created arguably the best Premiership Rugby stadium in London. It is really important to us as a club that we take a lead in the local community, which is why we place such an emphasis on the Harlequins Foundation and the positive work it does in the Borough and London as a whole.

“As our role in the community has grown so has our membership and supporter base, with nearly 10,000 Members and a 98% stadium capacity throughout the season. To allow us to continue our positive

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