Estadio da Luz, Lisbon
Location : Portugal | Status : Completed | Sector : Sport, Stadia
Whilst at Drivers Jonas, Richard Arnold was the technical advisor to the lead investment bank for the design and construction of the new €150m, 65,000 capacity stadium for Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal. The stadium formed the showpiece and the venue for the final of the football European Championships staged in Portugal in 2004. The development also includes an adjoining multi-purpose sports hall and swimming pool complex together with new roads infrastructure.
As part of this role, Richard undertook a full assessment of the overall development programme, prepared risk schedules and also led a team that provided a full turnkey cost appraisal of the scheme including life cycle costs for implementation in the financial model for the funding of the scheme to ensure the venue was ‘fit for purpose’ for the European Championships in 2004.