Shaping the Rugby World Cup 2015

The eighth Rugby World Cup finished in dramatic style this weekend in Twickenham Stadium as New Zealand toppled their long-standing rivals Australia, to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time. KSS are proud of our contribution to this; widely agreed as the biggest and best ever Rugby World Cup, by designing, advising and working on a large number of the World Cup stadium venues and training camps.

Each stadium KSS worked on, delivered intensive and memorable sporting and spectator experiences; best represented at the award winning KSS designed Amex Community Stadium in Brighton, one of the country’s newest sports stadiums, which hosted the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history with the Japan Cherry Blossoms beating the Springboks.

At Twickenham Stadium – the home of Rugby, a venue etched into rugby’s DNA and the host of this year’s Rugby World Cup final, we have been lead architects and designers for the major refurbishment programme since 2011. This includes a complete redesign of the players’ areas including the dressing rooms, medical suite, three floors of VIP hospitality and boxes, the Royal Box area and the new restyled players’ tunnel.

Our work with the RFU has been extremely rewarding, culminating in the design and completion of the RFU Centre for Athletic Development at Pennyhill Park last year. The world class 2,700sqm new indoor training facility includes a large 40m x 40m artificial indoor pitch area and state of-the-art gymnasium suitable for international standard training, together with ancillary changing rooms, physiotherapy suite and sports equipment storage.

The new modern facility has received plaudits from all corners of the globe including South African prop, Tendai Mtawarira who recently said “It’s state of the art, the best rugby facility I’ve trained in.”

On Rugby’s biggest stage, KSS are proud to have contributed to the players and fans experience providing fantastic environments to enjoy The Game.

Published by
Dominic Fleming Marketing Coordinator
Published by
Dominic Fleming Marketing Coordinator