In the countdown to this year’s Summit, we’re profiling some of the 50+ new project teams which will be in attendance. First stop is the proposed new National Stadium of the densely-populated, British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar on the tip of the Iberian peninsular.

As reported on our channel, the Gibraltar Football Association (GFA) has started public consultation on its plan to construct a new national stadium on the site currently occupied by Victoria Stadium. The existing 2,300-capacity stadium falls short on UEFA standards, which has forced Gibraltar’s national team to play previous Qualifiers in Faro, Portugal.


The public consultation with Development & Planning Commission follows a year of work between the GFA, project manager ANS and Dutch-based The Stadium Consultancy to develop a concept and design for an 8,000-seat stadium with associated community facilities.

The GFA said the stadium will meet all of UEFA’s Category IV infrastructure regulations and it has appointed Ramboll to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services for the project, in association with The Stadium Consultancy.

If outline planning permission is secured in September, construction is scheduled to begin in 2019.

At this year’s Summit, Ramboll’s Global Sports Sector Lead Martin Willis and Adam Selvey, Director at Ramboll, will share some of the project challenges – not least the site contraints and the proximity to Gibraltar’s international airport and main arterial road.




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