Fulham Football Club Further Improves its F acilities With Ongoing Development
including reopening the riverside walk opposite Putney and continuing investment in Bishops Park
The plans, if approved by the Council, include extensive refurbishment to the Riverside Stand of the Club’s historic Craven Cottage home, and will commence at the end of the current season.
Existing Executive Boxes will be removed from the Riverside Stand to facilitate the addition of further seats and a substantial programme of works to fully enhance the corporate facilities, within the current footprint of the stand, will be undertaken. This will include the replacement of windows on the first floor with a fully glazed projection that would echo the curve of the river edge, enhancing the internal aperture, and the external aesthetics of the stand and views across the river.
Executive boxes will be added to the Johnny Haynes Stand which, with the help of English Heritage, will be sympathetically designed to ensure compatibility with the historic architectural pedigree of the Stand.
Planning permission for a restaurant in the Hammersmith End of the ground with panoramic views of the river has already been granted, and it is the intention to complete both projects concurrently.
‘Craven Cottage is synonymous with Fulham F.C and it is vital that the Club is given every opportunity to develop the facilities available, to enable it to remain at its home. I am confident that an increased capacity and further improvements to the facilities can help us reach and maintain our business objectives.’
October 4, 2007