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Stadium plans will not be ditched following Populous appointment says Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur has denied claims the current plans for its new 56,000 seat stadium will be ditched or delayed.
Last week it was reported Spurs had approached architects Populous, who designed Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and the Olympic Stadium, for fresh ideas.
The current designs for the new stadium were produced by London-based KSS – who released the first set of images in 2008.
Fans complained the appointment of a new team would be likely to see the current plans for the stadium abandoned and prolong the wait for the move to a new home.
However a spokesman for the club told the Haringey Independent that just because the north London club is working with other architects does not mean they will start from scratch.
According to the club, Populous has been appointed to review the plans for the new stadium at White Hart Lane and work on its internal fit-out.
But despite claiming the changes will not affect the construction time, the club has still not yet said when the work will start.
The club’s spokesman said: “It is entirely normal practice for architect firms to review and to take separate briefs.
"We have approached Populous on this basis and with regards to an internal fit out of the stadium.
"This appointment will have no impact on timing.”