Prater appointed for extension at the home of England rugby

Leading specialist contractor Prater has been appointed to deliver a broad scope of works at Twickenham Stadium. The aim of the project is to extend the East Stand, and as such Prater will be responsible for the entire envelope package which consists of curtain walling, roofing and rainscreen system. Appointed by main contractor Mace, work has already begun on the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.

With the RFU buying the land on which Twickenham Stadium now sits 110 years ago, the venue has undergone several redevelopments throughout its history. This most recent extension is set to provide additional hospitality and circulation areas to its East Stand.

Prater’s extensive scope of works includes the installation of Schuco curtain walling, porcelain and aluminium shingle rainscreen systems, and soffit insulation across a number of levels across the project. Other elements include a single ply roof and hot melt roofing system.

Shane Blackett at Prater said:

“We are very proud to be able to add Twickenham Stadium to our portfolio of high profile Stadia and Leisure developments, with such a complex project design adding to the logistical challenges and time restraints, there are already a number of teams working onsite. However, with our experience and expertise, we are able to work collaboratively with the full project delivery team to ensure successful results.”

Work is now underway, with final completion of the project scheduled for early 2018.