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Forest Green Rovers wins promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club's 128 year history

We are proud to design the new home for Forest Green Rovers that will not only be a new stadium but also an important addition for the community.

Forest Green Rovers have established a holistic vision for the site to retain its pastoral qualities whilst adding new facilities for the town.

Embodying low carbon construction methods and operational processes, it will be the first all wood football stadium with almost every element made of sustainably sourced timber.

As a building material, laminated timber is highly durable, safe, recyclable and beautiful. The stadium’s roof is covered with a transparent membrane, which contributes to turf growth, minimises stark shadows for players and fans and reduces the volumetric impact of the stadium from distant views in the surrounding countryside.

With the team’s community and supporters at its core, fans will be as close as five meters from the pitch and the position of every seat has been calculated to provide excellent, unrestricted views of the entire field of play. The stadium’s continuous spectator bowl surrounding the pitch will maximise match day atmosphere.

The stadium’s design incorporates the club’s future growth. Initially for 5,000 spectators, increasing to 10,000 with the club’s success, expansion from phase 1 to phase 2 can be achieved without the costs of major construction works.

Forest Green Rovers’ new stadium aims to be carbon neutral or carbon negative, with the provision of on-site renewable energy generation – demonstrating sustainable architecture can be dynamic and beautiful.

(Above image ©MIR)

“Forest Green stun Tranmere to claim league place for first time” – The Guardian

“Forest Green Rovers were promoted to the English Football League” – BBC

“Forest Green Rovers build world’s first wooden stadium” – CNN