Author Topic: Riverside Stand New Design Discussion  (Read 3405 times)

Offline brightster

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 09:17:56 PM »
Timescale looks bad. Completed in 2021 contruction staring 2018!? Tottenham can build a 61000 seater as well as demolish old stadium in that timescale.

We have the advantage of being next to the river to bring supplies down by barge too.

I was a bit suprised by the timescale too. Seems a long time. Although I suppose the only difference is if i'm right, they're building over the existing riverside stand whilst it remains usable for the club for fans/gate receipts during the season which I can't imagine being easy.. tried too often.


I think from the meeting notes that they are going to demolish the Riverside first then build the new one!
(AM explained that the new plans would deliver a single tier stand, with significant space for a variety of premium entertainment activity and community use, and a roof terrace. Should planning permission be granted by the Council, the plans would require  the demolition of the current Riverside stand and the building of its replacement)

Offline Deeping_white

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 09:52:24 PM »
I'm glad they've designed it to enclose the ends of the Putney and Hammersmith stands, which will hopefully keep the noise in and generate a better atmosphere. I often think that with both sides of the Hammersmith end being open, it does us a disservice with the away end as it were having one end closed in to keep the noise in which often makes the Hammersmith end sound quieter than perhaps it is.

One thing I would question - the Hammersmith and Putney ends are temporary stands and at some stage will need work on them respectively, so would it not have been better to design the Riverside stand so it could eventually link with the Putney and Hammersmith stands by filling the corners in with seats? If they felt like doing that in future, they'd have to pull down part of the new stand to accommodate it?

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 09:54:27 PM »
I think you will find the flats are for the owner and his son as well as corporates. I doubt they will be sold

Oh ok, thanks... That makes me feel a bit better, but I still don't like the idea of flats, or a restaurant for that matter, in a football ground.


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Offline Jonaldiniho 88

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 10:22:43 PM »
I really don't like the design. Much prefer the old look(old new stand design). The roof looks like a pagoda, and I love pagodas and have been to visit many but I wouldn't put one next to the cottage or JH. Hopefully it grows on me. I may have to sit in it so I can't see it.
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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 10:42:14 PM »
I really don't like the design. Much prefer the old look(old new stand design). The roof looks like a pagoda, and I love pagodas and have been to visit many but I wouldn't put one next to the cottage or JH. Hopefully it grows on me. I may have to sit in it so I can't see it.
I thought I was the only one who doesn't like the design. The riverside view looks like a load of shipping containers on the dockside. Disjointed design and ugly in my opinion.

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 10:52:12 PM »
I like the design but isn't anyone else concerned about the proposed 9 flats? I hate the idea of selling off parts of our ground for private property. That just doesn't feel right.
they will only be for rent

Even if they are for leasehold this is still a small development of residential apartments and when Khan sells the club who knows where this will end up.  I have to say I don’t like any residential development in Craven Cottage no matter how modest.  There is far too much bad history.

Offline fcfulham55

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 11:01:16 PM »
It looks like the back of the stand has a horrid gaping hole at the back. (Same as the hammersmith) So more noise can escape the ground.  (Not that noise will be made in this stand)

I really prefer the first design, such a shame. Because it could've already been here by now.
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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 11:01:23 PM »
By the look of that first pic.... I might still be able to crawl along the branch and drop into the bogs!!

Seriously, love the new design and would much rather spend my money in a restaurant in the ground than outside.
Compared this design with the Hetherwick concept ant thought their's  already feels kinda dated...... This will be iconic for London whereas the previous layout would have been decent for the Football Club only.
The atmosphere's fresh and the debate lively.

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2017, 11:08:26 PM »
Very dissapointed with the design, yes it does look like a pile of shipping containers stacked up on the river side.
It looks to me that Mr O’Reilly from Faulty Towers has had a hand in designing this.
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Offline Jonaldiniho 88

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2017, 11:13:43 PM »
I really don't like the design. Much prefer the old look(old new stand design). The roof looks like a pagoda, and I love pagodas and have been to visit many but I wouldn't put one next to the cottage or JH. Hopefully it grows on me. I may have to sit in it so I can't see it.
I thought I was the only one who doesn't like the design. The riverside view looks like a load of shipping containers on the dockside. Disjointed design and ugly in my opinion.

Strange they would take a design I think was almost universally liked, changed it (I agree with making it more productive) and making an unattractive stand and by all accounts one with less capacity. I can't quite think of anything that would look less at place with our lovely ground. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all but I flat out don't like it. The riverside facing portion looks like badly stacked boxes. So much for following the contours of the river. Yes the over the top roof may but the half finished game of jenga it sits on doesn't.


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Offline WokinghamWhite

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2017, 11:46:10 PM »
Where do existing season ticket holders in the Riverside sit during the redevelopment?

Offline Jonaldiniho 88

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Re: Riverside Stand
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2017, 12:06:49 AM »
Where do existing season ticket holders in the Riverside sit during the redevelopment?

There will obviously be reduced attendances but season ticket holders will surely have first dibs on whatever seat they want as long as it hasn't already been taken. The people who suffer the most are going to be riverside season ticket holders. If I was being cheeky I'd say you never made any noise so no point starting now. But I would never say that. ;)