Plymouth Argyle’s £5million Mayflower grandstand development at Home Park is under way. The ‘theatre of screens’ – a pun on the cinema element – has been designed by architects Kensington Taylor (KT) working alongside Plymouth’s Architects Design Group (ADG). GL Events UK has been appointed to carry out the stadium redevelopment.
The stand is to be renovated into an all-seater space with a capacity of about 5,000 and associated facilities and a new bar and conference centre, all due for completion in 2019. John Back, the football club’s project manager, said:
Significant work is ongoing.
Part of the work is intended to preserve the club’s art deco façade at the Devonport End, which Back describes as being in a “perilous condition” and needing to be stabilised and secured:
Large brick pillars have been constructed behind it, which have been ‘tied’ to the old wall. Currently these ties look a touch unsightly, but we will be tidying them up over the coming weeks.
The club is planning for the challenge of keeping the stadium operational whilst ensuring everyone is safe and protected from the building works.