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New stands open at home of cricket

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Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President and Sri Lankan cricket great, Kumar Sangakkara, officially opened the new £53M Compton and Edrich stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground before the recent second test match between England and India.

The redeveloped Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre and constructed by ISG, are said to have replaced old structures with significantly improved facilities that will future-proof the Home of Cricket, while complementing the unique character of the ground.

The MCC said the spectacular and innovative stands accommodate 11,600 spectators and provide an experience to be enjoyed by a range of cricket supporters. Ticket holders will benefit from the numerous integrated catering and washroom facilities located in close proximity to seats at all levels, ensuring minimal time away from the cricket action, while providing excellent sightlines and unparalleled views of Lord’s.

A walkway bridge links the two stands, offering views of both the main ground and the iconic pavilion. Completing the new stands are two state-of-the-art canopy roofs that honour the adjacent RIBA Stirling prize-winning media centre.

Working on behalf of ISG, Severfield fabricated, supplied and erected 2,000t of steelwork for the project.

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