Villa Park £100m expansion – what we know


Aston Villa has won permission to expand and develop Villa Park stadium to the tune of £100 million. 

The new Villa Park design.
Credit: Aston Villa
by Rory ButlerJanuary 5, 2023

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Birmingham City Council recently approved the scheme which could increase stadium capacity from 42,785 to more than 50,000 and enable Villa Park to host major international tournaments. 

Although a main contractor is yet to be announced, potential bidders “could include” Buckingham, McLaren, and McLaughlin & Harvey, according to Building Design. 

Phase One of the scheme includes a new North Stand, enhancements to Trinity Stand and creation of “Villa Live”, a 6,500 sqm multi-purpose commercial space, replacing the club shop and academy building. 

More than 7,000 sqm of new public realm at the Witton Lane entrance will also be created. 

On the job 

  • Schlaich Bergermann Partner 
  • WSP 
  • CoreFive 
  • Grimshaw Architects   
  • West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • West Midlands Rail Executive 

Social value 

The club is working with the Local Authorities on a feasibility study to upgrade Witton Station to deal with increased visitation to Villa Park, Aston Hall and Aston Park.  

The scheme will contribute an estimated £119.9 million to the West Midlands economy each year and create hundreds of jobs during and post-construction. 

The club will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the elements of the project which Aston Villa does not control, such as transport system and infrastructure works, are prioritised to ensure the best outcome for our fans, local community, the city and the wider region. Progress in these sectors will be key to confirming a timeframe and the sequencing of Villa Park works,” a Villa spokesman said.  

Works could begin later this year, with completion by end of 2025.  

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