The project being examined is the construction of Arsenal Football Clubs stadium. The project was a mammoth undertaking. The relocation of the club to a new stadium meant that the site chosen for the new stadium had to be cleared. With any buildings that were in use being re-sited. The project would also convert the current Arsenal stadium into apartments. Due to the limitations of this report it will predominately focus on the construction of the new football stadium ‘The Emirates’.
This huge project will be analysed regarding its: Business case, scope, its stakeholders, risk management plans and eventually a review of the steps taken during the construction of the project. The analyses of the construction process will be in the format of a Microsoft Project spread sheet including, costs and resources used.
The new stadium design was completed by HOK Sport Architecture; it was to be built in a 7.8 acre park. The chosen site at the time of procurement was an industrial estate, semi derelict; the project therefore involved the relocation of the 80 functioning businesses on the estate, including a waste recycling plant (Liddell, 2006) the reciting resulted in the construction of a 40,000m2 new commercial space (Arcadis, 2008). The club wanted a stadium that would act as a statement showing the clubs intent in the footballing world, to become a global force. The design was an eclipse shaped bowl due to the limits of the surrounding area. The chosen site was beneficial in limiting noise pollution due to the distance from residential properties. The stadium was to have limited access for fans arriving by car and really on public transport instead, with a £5 million upgrade on the public transport system (designbuild-network, 2008). Inside the stadium it was anticipated that there would be a high amount of foot traffic through out. A high quality finish and performance was therefore needed throughout