19 January 2017
We have secured a resolution to approve planning permission for a major redevelopment of the world-famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds. The scheme includes a new South Stand for the rugby and a new shared Main Stand for the cricket and rugby.
The new stands provide a significant improvement in spectator and media facilities for both the rugby and cricket and represent a major investment in the stadium by both clubs. The approved cricket stand includes facilities required to maintain the stadium’s category A status, so that it can continue to attract international matches in the future and secure the significant economic benefits that this brings to the region. On the rugby side, once the redevelopment is complete, Leeds Rugby will be in a strong position to compete with other grounds to host World Cup Rugby matches. The improvements also support the businesses to continue to grow and strengthen their community role through the important work carried out by their Foundations.
Nolan Tucker, head of WYG’s Leeds planning team, said: “We are very proud to be involved with this prestigious scheme and are delighted that our work will pave the way for significant improvements to this great stadium.”
Sarah Friskney, Senior Development Surveyor at Caddick, property advisors to Leeds Rugby said:”WYG has been a supportive and important part of the team throughout the planning process. They have worked closely with the Design Team and Leeds City Council to secure planning permission for this high quality scheme.”
The Headingley Carnegie Stadium is home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League, and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union.
Image credit: DLA Architects.