Home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Molineux Stadium can accommodate over 30,000 fans, with 846 of those seats located in the Graham Hughes Stand. Following a routine ground inspection, significant structural deficiencies were identified in this area, resulting in a need for redevelopment to ensure spectator safety.
Throughout the reconstruction, there were four major challenges. These included the development of the foundations, the use of the existing superstructure and the complex ground conditions. However, despite the difficulties, Stadia by GL events produced a viable, cost-effective solution. Furthermore, the project included management of all groundworks and structural engineering.
A new concrete foundation offered increased strength to support crowd loads, which is complemented by a fully-galvanised structural steel substructure, for added durability and corrosion resistance. Alongside a fully compliant, new staircases to support the grandstand structure above.
Welcoming back full capacity
It took three months to complete, and the newly reinforced Graham Hughes Stand was officially re-opened in 2022, which was welcome news for all supporters. The stand gives more spectators the chance to watch the upcoming matches, which means the stadium can return to its original capacity and boost revenue.