el-Rufai & Partners Limited


To inspire sport’s best, el-Rufai & Partners helps to create high-performance venues.

The greatest sports buildings come out of creative partnerships. We works with leading architects and the organisers of sporting events to create venues that perform better.

Our combined design, technical and commercial expertise helps clients to realise their highest aspirations, whether in game-changing visitor experiences or legacy sports facilities.

Reshaping sports venues

el-Rufai & Partners is also helping to deliver the technology that is transforming sports events. We work with developers, clubs and venue operators to plan, build and run smarter sports projects and rich visitor experiences for events, venues, sports parks or even entire sport cities.

We do this with integrated specialist services in IT and communications, lighting, multimedia and broadcasting systems, security, transport and wayfinding, venue management, logistics and operational readiness.

We also equipped to assist with sport’s climatic and environmental challenges, having conducted extensive research into the design of technically complex, comfortable and sustainable stadia.

Seizing opportunity

Entrepreneurial ideas are overturning traditional thinking in sports development, and producing financially sustainable facilities. el-Rufai & Partners is helping clients to pursue new commercial models, including more flexible venues for sports and entertainment, and sports facilities embedded in mixed-use developments.

Creating legacies

Major sporting events are increasingly seen as a stimulus for investment in regeneration, jobs, housing and transport. So it is essential to design sites for sustained legacy use, long after an event has passed.

el-Rufai & Partners sports projects are rarely just about building design. We provide masterplanning and site development including energy consulting, infrastructure, waste management, drainage and of all the technical systems that enable the construction of world-class sporting facilities with enduring value.