RICHMOND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
WMA were commissioned to produce a masterplan for the re-development of Richmond Athletic Ground, with the aim of providing for sporting, leisure, health and youth development in the Royal Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.
The vision is to create a twenty first century facility at The Richmond Athletic Ground that would be commensurate with historical, environmental and planning requirements and sensitivities.
The principle development consists of a new ‘amphitheatre’ Rugby Ground, which will become the home of both Richmond Vikings and London Scottish rugby clubs, and includes a community sports hall and fitness centre and a 120-bed boutique spa hotel.
The proposals took into account the sensitive planning issues and incorporated the use of natural materials and other environmental factors. The design and arrangement of the new development and the use of natural materials will ensure there is minimal impact on the views through the Richmond Deer Park and surrounding areas.