Allianz Park, Barnet Copthall

Project: Proposed replacement of Stadium’s West Stand

Client: Saracens RFC

Aspect prepared the detailed landscape drawings and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment in relation to the proposal to replace the ageing existing West Stand at Allianz Park with a new, modern stand which would consolidate and enhance the provision of community, education and sporting facilities at the stadium. This followed on from the successful application and development of the new East Stand when Saracens RFC converted the dated Barnet Copthall Stadium into their new home and atheletcis and community huh, which Aspect prepared the detailed landscape drawings for discharge of planning conditions.

The site is located within the Green Belt and Aspect’s expertise of preparing LVIAs for development within the Green Belt and requirement for ‘very special circumstances’ was put to good use. A high quality landscape scheme was prepared that seeks to enhance the new built form and accommodate large numbers of vehicles and spectators on match days. The scheme was granted planning permission in April 2017 and is due to be completed by the end of 2018.