Tilbury Football Club

Tilbury, Thurrock

Architecture // Urban Design // Interior Design

Front elevation
Rear elevation

The site comprises of two parcels of land at St Chads Road and the existing football ground, which total 4.3 hectares.

Sketch view

The proposal created a hybrid-site for up to 112 dwellings and a new football stadium as the current ground was no longer fit for purpose. The new ground will provide Tilbury Football Club with a platform from which they can grow. It will also be a great asset to the community, and a focal point for local sports and leisure. The housing development, on the other hand, will contribute to the much-needed housing target within Thurrock.

Entrance visual
Pitchside visual

The scheme overcame many technical constraints namely, being within the Green Belt. Whilst the re-provision of the football ground was considered an appropriate development within the Green Belt, the residential development was deemed inappropriate and required the applicant to justify the proposal as a Very Special Circumstance.

Master plan

Thurrock Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved the application. The football ground is currently under construction, whilst a reserved matters application is being prepared for the residential development.