Work starts on Lord’s two-year stand redevelopment

Work is underway on the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Lords Cricket  ground stand redevelopment. (Picture credit to WilkinsonEyre).
Lords Cricket ground stand redevelopment. (Picture credit to WilkinsonEyre).

The two-year phased construction programme will see the erection of two new three-tiered stands, positioned either side of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre.

The stands will provide significantly enhanced spectator facilities, as well as increased accessibility and amenities.

The capacity of Lord's cricket ground will be increased to 31,000 and will include 400 Debenture seats and associated dining facilities, twelve food and beverage outlets and two hospitality restaurants.

The stands, which have been designed by WilkinsonEyre, will be constructed by ISG.

Part of the MCC Masterplan

The project is part of Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) Masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord’s,

Guy Lavender, MCC chief executive and secretary says, “The redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands are integral in MCC’s plans to continually develop, innovate and future-proof the Club, the Ground and the game. The distinctive design, which is heavily focused on the spectator experience, will preserve the charm and special character of the ground, while ensuring that Lord’s remains the best place to the world to watch cricket.”  
 

The new stands will be constructed with seats fitted to accommodate spectators for major matches next year, and fully fitted out for the official opening in May 2021. 

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