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Work starts on Lord’s cricket ground redevelopment

October 9, 2019 by NSC in News
The £52M redevelopment at Lord’s cricket ground has officially started as main contractor ISG and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have broken ground to mark the start of construction work.

Two new three-tiered stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre, are being built over the next two years, with Severfield contracted to fabricate, supply and erect the steelwork.

The redevelopment forms the second phase of the ground’s updated masterplan. The stands’ designs are said to remain consistent with the overall architectural identity of Lord’s and the ‘village cricket green’ ethos, while working to improve the overall harmony of the north-east end of the ground.

The new designs include integrated catering and WC facilities, and an improved spectator experience.

The seating capacity will be increased by around 2,500, accommodating 11,500 spectators overall, which will enable the MCC to better satisfy the demand for tickets from the general public. There will also be wheelchair-accessible spaces as well as lift access at all levels.

A 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.

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