Queen Elizabeth II Stadium

Playle & Partners acted as Cost Consultants to the London Borough of Enfield for the phased refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium at Enfield.

  • Client:
    London Borough of Enfield
  • Services:
    Cost Consultants
  • Value:

Construction of the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Enfield, north London, was started in 1939 but was interrupted by the war – it was officially inaugurated in 1953, the year of the Coronation, Queen Elizabeth II Stadium served many generations of school athletes.

The Queen Elizabeth II Stadium was once used by 3,000 people a week and athletes – such as Seb Coe and Steve Ovett – ran in events there. But it was closed in May 2008 because the running track was unsafe.

The project comprised of three Phases

  • Phase One – Refurbishment of the Running Track
  • Phase Two – Structural and External Fabric Repairs to the existing building
  • Phase Three – Remodelling and Fitting out of the existing Buildings.

The overall Project Value is £2,250,000

Phase One saw the existing eight lane track reconstructed to provide a high specification six lane track and associated facilities – it – On 12 July 2012 Lord Coe officially declared the track open – he said that “all his preparations for the 1984 Olympic Games when he retained the 1500 m Gold Medal) was in Enfield and at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium.