GRANDSTANDS AND SPORTS STADIA STRUCTURES
Our sports grandstands and stadia buildings have evolved from our developed cycle hub structures.
We offer a modular building system that is designed to cover areas at an affordable price for many generations. In 2012 responding to demand, we adapted our CURL structure from a unique cycle hub and storage structure into a distinctive small sports grandstand. Suitable for clubs and sports grounds of any league, the CURL has become an iconic pitch solution for schools, clubs and public spaces.
The need for a smaller pitchside stadia for grass root clubs with limited space pushed us to develop and launch in 2020 a new 4-TIER, fifty seat stadia that could grow with the club.
Larger bespoke stadia are also within our remit using the same design principals to create opportunities for scope beyond match day.
OUR SMALL SPECTATOR STANDS PROVIDE YOU WITH
A Robust long-life engineered structure
The ability to expand with your club's progress
An attractive, low maintenance building
Fantastic lines of sight from within for seated spectators
Compliance with the safety of the SGSA Green Guide
Meet ground grading requirements for minimum spectator capacities
Easy, cost-effective promotion of your sponsors
Integrated disabled access spaces
4-TIER compact 50+ seat stadia
Perfect for grass root clubs' to progress from 50 seats up to FA category D - appropriate to NLS Step 4.
The new 4-TIER stadia is the perfect starting point for adding covered seated spectator facilities to your grounds. The robust hybrid steel and timber structure is designed to neatly sit behind the sidelines and protect spectators from the weather while ensuring their view of the game is uninhibited.
The 4-TIER compact design can be configured to seat 50 or 500 in a linear layout, each module joining the next. This long-life fully modular grandstand system is highly brandable to your club colours and easy to incorporate sponsors details.
• Compact footprint
• Green Guide 6th Edition compliant
• Fully engineered steel frame construction²
• 50 Fixed Seats, can be upgraded to fold-up seats
• Slip Resistant flooring
• Weather protective Eco Mesh cladding
• Central steps on 50 Seat module
• Corporate Colour Options
• Building module: W 8044 x D 4451 x H 3947mm
CURL60 is the first modular sports stadia for permanent installation. The structure is an advanced next generation facility for spectators of field and track sports; a small, distinctive sports ground legacy.
With its contemporary curved, galvanised steel frame, CURL60 provides high levels of weather protection and comfort to spectators, with the rear parcel shelf allowing the seating space to be kept clear of unnecessary items. Storage under the stand ensures the CURL60 works beyond match day.
Configurable and cost effective CURL60 is designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom for long life, low maintenance and 4r compliance and is perfect for grass root clubs to progress from 50 seats up to FA category D - appropriate to NLS Step 4.
• 50-60 seated spectators and 1 wheelchair space
• Opportunity to expand in future/demount for resale
• ‘Parcel shelf’ for kit and spectator possessions
• Storage beneath stand (with rec. slab foundation)
• Non-slip chequer plate floor
• Rail mounted tip-up seating
• Integrated rainwater system
• Glazing Panels
Building module: W 7050 x D 5337 x H 4359mm
CLOAK80 sports grandstand the advanced next generation facility for spectators of field and track sports; a modular building system focused on the needs of the operator and spectator.
CLOAK80 is a fully modular large grandstand
For gradual progression from 80 seats to large stadium capacity. It can be configured with additional modules to suit clubs requirements including hospitality, press, changing, catering, retail and more. With its contemporary cantilever, galvanized steel frame and advanced features including insulated roofing CLOAK80 creates an inviting environment, providing comfort and weather protection for spectators.
Highly configurable and cost effective CLOAK80 is designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom for long life, low maintenance and 4r compliance.
• 80 seated spectators per module
• Clear sightlines of entire field of play
• Modular design upgrades to FA ground grading Cat. A
• Opportunity to expand in future/demount for resale
• Fast and efficient installation, low maintenance
• Additional modules for hospitality, etc.
• Weatherproof and makes use of natural light
• Heat retention roofing system
• Banners/Decals¹ to promote club identity/sponsors
1st Building module W 10000 x D 5425 x H 5365mm
2nd Adjoining building module W 17000 x D 5425mm
3rd Adjoining building module W 25000 x D 5425mm
Frequently asked questions about our Stadia Buildings
Seating How Many
Can we not have any seats in the 4-TIER or CURL60 structure and use it for standing spectators within rather than sitting them down?
No, this would not meet sports site safety compliance. The tiers would need to be extended to allow room to stand safely and railings between the tiers fixed in place, then the height of the roof would need to be raised; so a completely new structure and cost.
I need to seat 50 spectators only, what is the best structure?
Our 4-TIER with just 50 seats fitted is the best solution. You can add more modules later as your club grows.
I want to seat 100 spectators, what structure is best?
If you wish to only fit 100 seats, we can place two 4-TIER modules side by side with just 100 seats and a central stairway. This would give you the ideal solution.
My club has progressed, and I need to provide a stadia seating more than 100 spectators, placed along my pitch sides, which structure should I be considering?
4-TIER can be set in a linear layout down the pitchside in multiples of 50 seat modules. These modules can be placed on the pitch sides aligned with the centreline and or behind the goals.
The CURL60 would have too many uprights when placed in-line, which is why we only offer that structure as a 60 seat module.
The CLOAK80 is modular, so you can set the structures in multiples of 80 seats in line, all the way down the pitchside without front support posts interrupting the sightlines to players.
Where can I sit in a H-B Designs stand?
For the locations in the UK where we have stadia installed, check out our map of installations below. Do check on accessibility prior to visiting any site.
Costs & Funding
How can I raise funds to increase my budget?
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we post links to new funding streams we find that you can then apply for.
As our structures are designed to last for many generations, you can fundraise on a seat by seat basis, for example, offer a family or local business a named seat in return for sponsorship payment.
How much should I budget for a new stand?
Sports England suggest in their 2019 Facility Costs for the development of good quality community sports facilities that a Grandstand with 500 Seats with no Under Croft will require a capital outlay of £695,000net (£1,390net /seat)
We have two ways for you to look at budgeting for a new stadia.
Allow an ex-works cost* (structure delivered to site on the back of a lorry, not installed)
£300net per seat for 4-TIER
£418net per seat for CURL60
£537net per seat for CLOAK80
In this scenario, you would need to get local costs to provide for the design, planning, foundations and the building structure installation to complete your budgeting.
Based upon our last installation of CURL60, the turnkey costs, excluding foundations:
Over the structures design life expectancy, you should budget £17net* per seat, per year.
WOW! This is what we mean by legacy buildings!
Calculation: install & building cost / 35 year design life / 60 seats = £17net* per seat per year
(could be used as a funding proposal i.e. "sponsor a seat in our new stadia")
*costs will always be quoted exactly for your project in full, in advance and are subject to change.
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Can I rent a stadia?
This may be possible on owned land/sites, please contact us for more details.
Can you supply a standing only shelter?
Yes, we can offer a bespoke design and build service for a standing covered shelter. We would need a clear brief including site location details, number of spectators requiring cover, project budget and time frame. In response, we will provide and outline a concept proposal and high-level cost plan for consideration.
Do I need planning permission for my small stadia?
Yes, in the majority of cases, you will need to have planning permission in place as the structures are not temporary or single event buildings.
As specialists in infrastructure for cycling, sports and recreation, we can provide full planning and statutory control services.
For the provision of visuals and CAD blocks for planning applications by others, please do ask.
How does the H-B Designs Stadia get installed?
We offer a sub-contracted specialist installation service. We can price this when we are given more details about the project, such as:
Will there be unrestricted access to the new building location for both men and machines?
Is there a telehandler on site that can be utilized?
Will there be existing welfare on-site that can be used by our install team?
And other site related questions, please get in touch with the office for a specific quote.
Alternatively, you can arrange for your own installation crew to undertake your project. We supply full installation technical details and drawings and offer an ‘Installation & Sign Off’ Service as an optional cost.
Which should happen first, new floodlights, new pitch, new fences or new stadia?
We understand that there will be many people involved in the decision-making process and possibly different specialist contractors working on-site too.
We strongly advise having a conversation with us at the earliest opportunity to agree to the location on-site for the stadia and agree to an outline order of other works as we do not want to move stadia installation equipment over a newly completed pitch or pitch side infrastructure.
Getting the stadia foundations and building in first is the correct practice and can save you money in the long run.
What foundations are needed for the 4-TIER, CURL60 or CLOAK80 to be fixed into?
Every site is different with varying soil and wind conditions, so our buildings are engineered to be mounted onto concrete foundation raft.
We have the building structural calculations; building point loadings & extent of foundation size available which we provide in advance of delivery.
Then there are two choices for you, either
A, using the point loadings, you arrange for your own Structural Engineer to calculate the build foundation slab specifications
B, we commission our own Structural Engineer to calculate the build foundation slab specifications using the site soil samples and location data you provide to us.
The final foundation specifications and calculations are then passed to the team on site who will then build the foundations to the required standard prior to the building being installed.
How do H-B Designs Stadia compare to other small stadia?
Our structures specifically meet the European CE marking requirement BS EN 1090-1 for structural steel buildings, an essential point! Our buildings have a high residual value and can be dismantled and relocated if required.
These are robust, Engineered Structures with superior quality materials and fixings.
The seating tiers have extra accommodating leg room & walkway space.
The design meets the standard for sport safety as detailed in the Green Guide 6th Edition.
Can I get spare seats?
We advise that spare seats are purchased with the main structure and stored on-site to provide an instant replacement in the event of a seat being broken. Although we do not doubt the seat strength, monitoring what spectators do whilst in the stand is impossible and seats that are abused will inevitably breakdown so having a 10% contingency plan for seat replacement is advised.
Can additional weather protection be added to the stadia?
On the CURL60 and CLOAK80 we offer optional weather protecting upper side screens made of Toughened & Laminated 13.42mm Glass. These are ideally fitted when the stadia is installed initially but can be retrofitted. If the stadia is optimally sited with the prevailing weather blowing onto the rear of the structure, extra weather protection is not usually needed.
Can I have the seats in my club colours?
We offer as standard, the most UV stable colours as standard.
Other seat colours available at a surcharge, please ask for more details.
The fold-up seat we offer has a structure that is black polyamide reinforced with high resistance fibreglass and the seat itself, the part that can be a selected colour, is manufactured in polypropylene copolymer with protection against UV lights according to EN13200:4 standard (seating for spectators) and is flame-retardant according to demand.
How do the H-B Designs Stadia get delivered?
As an example, the CURL60 comes to the site as 150 steel component parts plus the seats and a fixings pack — one CURL60 on a 7.5t HGV.