Compton and Edrich Stands Redevelopment at Lord’s, London Cricket Ground, Architecture Image
Compton and Edrich Stands Redevelopment at Lord’s, London
New Building at MCC Sports Venue, England, UK – design by WilkinsonEyre
16 Jan 2019
Compton and Edrich Stands Redevelopment at Lord’s
Location: Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Planning permission granted for Compton and Edrich Stands redevelopment at Lord’s
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been granted full planning permission by Westminster City Council to construct two new three-tier stands to replace the existing Compton and Edrich Stands.
The redevelopment of the stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground forms the second phase of the ground’s updated Masterplan.
The designs by double Stirling Prize winners WilkinsonEyre, who are responsible for the current refurbishment of the Grade II*-listed Battersea Power Station, will remain consistent with the overall architectural identity of Lord’s and the ‘village cricket green’ ethos, whilst working to improve the overall harmony of the north-east end of the ground.
The plans include much needed upgraded amenities. There are currently no facilities within the existing stands, with poor sightlines in the lower tiers. The new designs include integrated catering and WC facilities, and vastly improved sightlines for the seats in the lower levels which will substantially improve the spectator experience. The seating capacity of the new stands will be increased by around 2,500, accommodating 11,500 spectators overall, which will enable MCC to better satisfy the demand for tickets from the general public, and there will also be wheelchair-accessible spaces as well as lift access at all levels.
Construction is due to commence after the completion of this summer’s major matches on 24th August 2019.
The rapid-build design sequence has been developed to minimise interruption to match fixtures, with the new stands’ seats due to be ready for use during the 2020 season. Fully fitted-out facilities are scheduled to be completed for the summer of 2021. The stands are anticipated to cost in the region of £50m.
MCC Members will be asked to approve the plans at the Club’s AGM in May 2019.
MCC Chief Executive & Secretary Guy Lavender said: “MCC is delighted to receive planning permission for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands. We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord’s, and by raising the capacity to 31,000 we will be able to welcome more spectators to enjoy matches at the largest cricket ground in the country, here at the Home of Cricket.
The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord’s remains the finest ground in the world to watch, and play cricket.”
Compton and Edrich Stands Redevelopment at Lord’s – Building Information
• Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands at Lord’s
• Designs by WilkinsonEyre bring distinctive architectural appearance to Lord’s that complement its unique setting
• Capacity of the ground will increase to 31,000; public amenities to be significantly improved
• Construction to start 24th August 2019
Compton and Edrich Stands Redevelopment at Lord’s, London images / information received 160119
Lord’s Masterplan architect : Herzog & de Meuron
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Location: St John’s Wood, northwest London
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