Global engineering and design consultancy Arup has been appointed by Stadium for Bath, which brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena 1865, to design a new community-focused stadium for the city.
The appointment follows a multi-stage procurement process involving a series of workshops with the Stadium for Bath team. The workshops explored engineering challenges posed by the proposed site, which is positioned in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage city.
Arup will provide civil, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering as well as ICT, audio visual, acoustic and specialist lighting design for the 18,000 seat, digitally-enabled stadium. The project will be led from Bristol and will work closely with the other firms appointed to design the stadium: Grimshaw Architects, Kay Elliot and Gross Max.
The scheme is still in the planning process with details of the start and completion of construction yet to be released.