Power Court, Luton, Luton

New homes for Luton; a new home for football

 

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A pivotal site at the town centre gateway to Luton, Power Court has lain derelict for many years since the power station and associated industry finally closed their doors in the late 20th century. In 2016, Luton Town Football Club set up a development team to deliver a top-class new stadium and masterplan, including LJA as Architects working alongside a specialist stadium design team.

A vision was formed to position the club at the heart of the community on Power Court and use the opportunity as a catalyst for growth to drive a comprehensive regeneration of the town centre and provide new homes and uses for all. Following an initial design process, an approved outline planning permission was delivered in 2019.

The masterplan has since been re-worked to better reflect the demands of the time including the re-sculpting of the stadium and surrounding buildings to deliver alternative, denser residential typologies and more appropriately scaled retail, leisure and enhanced public realm.

The Power Court East End and West End proposals were submitted for planning in Q4 2020, which include 1200 new homes and accompanying retail, leisure and community uses. It is the expectation of the club to play its first game in the new Power Court Stadium in 2024.