SPS Terraces are light, versatile and carbon efficient.
SPS Terraces weigh less than one quarter of a comparable precast concrete terrace. This efficient use of materials allows a significant reduction in the weight of the structural frame and foundations - raker beams can be 50% lighter, columns 30% and foundations 15%.
The intrinsic qualities of SPS Terraces provide more choices in the architecture of the stand or stadium and increase the opportunities for making a venue more profitable. Longer spans are possible for a similar cost to a concrete terraced short span structure and the dynamic qualities of SPS Terraces make it eminently suitable for stadia hosting sporting and music events.
Stadium structures incorporating SPS Terraces use significantly less steel and concrete and require 50% fewer vehicle movements. When combined this reduces carbon emissions for a typical structure by 10-15%, which makes using SPS Terraces popular with planning authorities and good for the environment.
And at the end of a stadium’s service life, SPS Terraces are readily demountable for re-use in another structure, or the constituents of SPS – steel and elastomer – can easily be reclaimed and recycled.