Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Project
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Compressed Construction Schedule
- Cost and Schedule Certainty
- Ease of Installation
- Noise & Vibration Attenuation
- Simplified System Maintenance
Constructing a modern multi-use stadium is never short of challenges; especially when you’re aiming to top the league of the UK’s most complex and innovative developments. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London was one such example, demanding a flexible infrastructure and a first-of-its-kind design, all to a world-class standard.
Price Building oversaw the installation of the district heating, all chilled mechanical pipe works and the boosted cold-water service, which included over 20 pump sets overall. Considering the scale of the project and the tight deadlines there was little room for delay. Victaulic’s grooved technology was vital in ensuring efficiency. It helped to increase the installation speed and eliminated the need for hot works, thus delivering greater onsite safety and reducing cost.
The team installed 26 grooved skids, avoiding traditional welding techniques, and the only equipment necessary to keep it compact was the Series 731-D Suction Diffuser. It enables pipework to be connected closer to the pump at a 90-degree angle. Installing three grooved flexible couplings on each side of a pump also enabled noise and vibration attenuation and removed the need for rubber bellows.
Victaulic’s StrengThin™ 100 System was widely installed on the stadium’s boosted cold-water services due to its low weight and easy installation. The product is the industry’s first grooved mechanical piping system that is specifically designed to perform up to 16 bar on thin wall 304/316 stainless steel pipe. The innovation drastically improved the efficiency of onsite material handling by taking away the challenges of welding thin wall stainless steel pipe, and thus reduced overall installation costs.
To accelerate the process and ensure quality, Victaulic regularly provided Price Building’s staff with training sessions. This ensured they were up to date with the newest insights on the pipe installation process and proper, leak-tight system installation. This collaboration saved significant installation time by increasing efficiency amongst all the key partners.
While the stadium is now complete, the future will bring inevitable reimagining and development. The use of grooved solutions means the entire installed piping system can be remodeled. And the design also ensures easy access for quick and cost-effective maintenance. As such, essential construction to update the stadium is more straightforward, due to the speed at which a mechanical piping system can be modified, a fact which was also highly evident throughout the construction process where Victaulic’s innovations facilitated flexibility and cost-efficiency during a fast-paced, cost-sensitive, and time-sensitive project.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Pipework and Innovation, Stadia Magazine