The rugby side of the
stand takes shape
The unique back-toback
stand will open
even though the rest of the stand was not yet
useable,” says Mr Hunter.
At ground floor level the new south stand
will provide home and away team changing
rooms, as well as the referees’ changing room.
Off the main concourse male, female and
accessible toilet provision and concessions
are all publicly accessible. Access to upper
levels is provided by a central stair and lift.
From the main ground floor concourse
standing spectators can access the lower tier
Above this an upper concourse provides
access to the upper seating tier via the stair
and lift core. The stair and lift core then
rises up to a television gantry suspended
above the lower terrace level with a viewing
position agreed by the television operators.
Hambleton Steel has fabricated, supplied
and erected approximately 600t of structural
steel for the south stand. The largest
steel elements are a series of 29m-long
fully galvanized rafters that create the
cantilevering roof of the stand.
The roof rafters are supported by a series
of four feature CHS backstays, with one
connecting to the roof beam at midpoint
and the others attached to the rear of the
cantilever and the back of the stand.
How cricket fans will
view the completed