The team is moving quickly with the Power Court stadium proposal in order to submit comprehensive plans before its inaugural Premier League game. The club’s development division, 2020 Developments, has unveiled new renderings as it prepares to move quickly with the construction of the proposed new stadium in the centre of Luton’s town centre. The 20-acre property next to Luton Railway Station, which already has basic planning consent, will be transformed with the Hatters’ new stadium serving as its focal point. In the site of the town centre, a sizable housing development will be anchored by the new stadium, reports Construction Journal.
“The next phase is now an engagement with Luton Council and important stakeholders such as the Environment Agency and Historic England as we take them all through our thorough design process,” Chief Operating Officer Michael Moran said. Although we are working with contractors to finalise some building components, our planned completion date is 2026. The stadium will be complemented by a brand-new town centre with 1,200 houses, entertainment options, dining establishments, bars, shops, and public spaces for Luton. Being at the forefront of the Borough’s larger revitalisation ambitions is tremendously exciting.
The Club has now finished the site’s land assembly, and work to relocate a sub-station in the site’s middle is underway. According to Moran, construction on the stadium is expected to start before the new year, with groundwork beginning soon after. The stadium is expected to take 24 to 30 months to complete.