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Liberty Stadium and Swansea Building Control

Swansea Building Control was part of the team working on the development of the stadium.

The Liberty Stadium
Stand under construction
Aerial view of stadium and retail park
Preparing to lay the pitch
Hospitality area
The stadium from the footbridge
The Liberty Stadium
Stand under construction
Aerial view of stadium and retail park
Preparing to lay the pitch
Hospitality area
The stadium from the footbridge

The stadium has been built on the site of the former Morfa Stadium, home to Swansea Harriers Athletics Club.  Morfa Stadium staged Welsh and British athletics championships as well as many pop concerts and other entertainment.

The completed Liberty Stadium has a capacity of 20,000 and is the shared home of Swansea City Football Club and the Ospreys regional rugby team.  It will also continue to host large scale music and entertainment events.  The design of the stadium was very important as it has not only had to cater for two different kind of sports, but needs to be suitable for many other uses.

Work began on the building at the start of 2004 and was successfully completed in time for the start of the 2005-06 football and rugby seasons.  The opening game took place in the stadium between Swansea City and Fulham on 23rd July 2005.  On May 13th 2012 Swansea City beat Liverpool 1-0 to complete their first season in the English Premier League.

Building Control surveyors regularly checked the work on the new Stadium and offered advice and support throughout the building process.

The Liberty Stadium won the Large Commercial Scheme category at the 2005 Swansea "Built in Quality" Awards and the 2005 South Wales "Built in Quality" Awards.  They were also nominated in the Best Access/Disability Innovation and Best Commercial Project categories in the 2005 National "Built in Quality" Awards.  They won a 'Creative Land Use' Award at the "Insider" Magazine, Wales Business Awards and were nominated for a RICS Wales Award.

 

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