GHA is down to the final two practices in the competition to design a new sustainable 5,000 capacity football stadium for Forest Green Rovers. GHA were selected from nine shortlisted candidates, and from almost 50 initial entries from around the world.
The new stadium will be the centrepiece of the £100million Eco Park development – a 100 acre sports and green technology business park proposal beside junction 13 of the M5 in Gloucestershire. Organised by Frank Whittle Partnership, the competition has set out to find a new ‘sustainable and future proof’ home ground for the ambitious all-vegan club which is currently second in the National League and vying for promotion into the football league.
Ecotricity founder and Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince said: “The diversity and quality of the designs were outstanding and it was a very difficult process narrowing it down from nine to two.”
Glenn Howells, Director of GHA, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have reached the final stage of this very exciting project. The ambition and vision of the client will make this a truly innovative and ground breaking stadium and we look forward to developing our proposals to demonstrate how this can be achieved.”
GHA will now work on refining the proposed scheme for the final stage of the competition. The winning design team will be announced in September.