Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

In response to the Taylor report, a Design Team, led by Holmes Miller, was appointed in 1990 to review all options for redevelopment of Murrayfield Stadium, home of Scotland’s National Rugby Team. A masterplan was developed for a complete Bowl Stadium on two tiers with an all-seated capacity of 67,500, and in 1991, the Union decided to press ahead with the redevelopment.

The redevelopment of Murrayfield comprised of the replacement of the existing North and South terraces with two new tier Stands and extending the existing East Stand to link with North and South Stands.

The completed Stadium has a capacity of 67,700 and includes the following facilities :
• 4 Hospitality Suites providing a total of 2,000 covers.
• 9,000 sq.ft. of Administration Offices for the Scottish Rugby Union.
• Extensive Press and TV facilities and Broadcasting Studios for both TV and Radio.
• Floodlighting in the nose of the Stands providing 2000 lux.
• Fitness, Training, Medical and Warm-up facilities.
• As well as Rugby, the Stadium has accommodated N.F.L. World League American Football and rock concerts.
• Surrounding infrastructure, inc. 3 new access bridges, lighting and parking for 2,000 cars (relaying 4 no. pitches with an innovative impact resistant grass system in a sand/soil mix matrix preserving the playing surfaces for the Union)

We worked closely with the Union to continue improving facilities within the Stadium, recently completing ten new executive boxes and 16 pitch-side additional function suites.

Client

Scottish Rugby Union

Location

Edinburgh

Completed

1996 & Ongoing

Cost

£45m

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