East Stand redevelopment gets green light

  • Planning permission granted for East Stand redevelopment
  • Extension will create an additional 11,600 sq m

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has been granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the East Stand.

The extension will enable hospitality to be accommodated within the stadium while not increasing the overall capacity. 

The new East Stand extension will create additional space of 11,600 sq m over six levels, as part of the upgrade.

Each level will be distinctive in its design, celebrating and bringing to life the unique aspects of the home of England Rugby, while also delivering a bespoke hospitality experience for guests.

The space will cater for a range of different audiences with new bar and dining areas to private fine dining facilities.

As part of the redevelopment, facilities will be created exclusively for existing England Rugby debenture holders.

For the first time, debenture holders will have the option to customise and benefit from enhanced debenture packages, which will include access to formal and casual dining options, exclusive access to private lounge and bar areas and also car parking.

The new England Rugby debenture holder offering is part of the RFU’s commitment to improve and modernise the match day experience.

"We’re delighted that the Planning Committee voted to support our plans to upgrade the East Stand at Twickenham Stadium and we welcomed additional feedback from Richmond Council at the planning meeting," said RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie.

"We now look forward to progressing plans that will ensure that Twickenham Stadium continues to be a world-class facility and a facility that also brings benefit to the local community.”