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New Buildings at MCC Sports Venue, England, UK – ECB Additions, Redevelopment Construction
16 Sep 2019
Lord’s Cricket Ground Construction
Construction to start at Lord’s Cricket Ground
• Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and ISG break ground as construction for the £52m redevelopment commences at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
• The milestone marks the start of a two-year redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands, increasing the capacity of the ground by 2,600.
Redevelopment at Lord’s enhances world-class experience at the Home of Cricket
On Monday 16th September, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) broke ground at Lord’s Cricket Ground to mark the start of the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands.
As part of MCC’s Masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord’s, 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 new stands will increase the capacity of the Ground to 31,000 and will include 400 Debenture seats and associated dining facilities, twelve food and beverage outlets and two hospitality restaurants.
Chief Executive & Secretary Guy Lavender said: “It’s very exciting to see this project underway following an incredible summer of cricket at Lord’s. 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 stands, which have been designed by double Stirling Prize winners WilkinsonEyre, will be constructed by ISG. The global construction services company was responsible for building the London Velodrome ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games, and the new grandstand at Ascot Racecourse.
Steven McGee, Managing Director for ISG’s Construction South division, commented: “MCC is responding to rising demand for seats at one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world. This redevelopment will enable an additional 2,600 spectators to experience the thrilling atmosphere and spectacle of world-class sporting endeavours at the Home of Cricket.
“We’ll be using our experience of delivering iconic sporting venues across the UK and applying this directly to a complex scheme that will have an enduring legacy for cricket fans for many generations to come.”
The project is supported by principal partners, J.P. Morgan. Vis Raghavan, CEO – Europe, Middle East & Africa commented: “Every great institution evolves and it is hugely exciting, as a long-term partner, to see Lord’s undertake the next step in its history with yet more state-of-the-art facilities surrounding the J.P. Morgan Media Centre. Such an iconic ground, producing the kinds of exciting sporting moments we saw this summer, deserves stands like these that will inspire future generations of cricketers.”
Site set-up and enabling works commenced on 23rd August after the last of the major matches had been played at Lord’s this season. 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.
Further information regarding MCC’s Masterplan can be viewed at https://www.lords.org/lords/our-history/the-future
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30 + 28 May 2017
Lord’s Cricket Ground England and Wales Cricket Board Offices
England and Wales Cricket Board at Lord’s Cricket Ground
Extended office space for England and Wales Cricket Board at Lord’s ahead of major cricket championships
When the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) needed to expand their offices, they turned to De Boer to add a third floor to their existing building located at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.
Part of De Boer’s original brief included reviewing the various building alternatives open to the ECB. A new-build office within the confines of Lord’s, owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), was discounted, owing to pressures on space and relocating personnel to an off-site satellite office created costly administrative challenges.
Robert Alvarez, De Boer’s Sales Director – Commercial, commented:
“Lord’s is a completely landlocked site. So, to provide additional office space, we had to go up and add a new floor to the current ECB offices. We erected a temporary structure on the roof, creating space to add an extra 74 desks and increase staff to support several major cricket events including ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.“
To create the third storey, the De Boer team were required to cut a 2.4 metre by 4.9 metre opening through the reinforced concrete roof and extend the internal staircase to reach the new office space.
The new staircase was seamlessly matched to the existing stairs using designs from the original office’s drawing plans. De Boer also extended the external fire escape to suit the additional storey and added an over-sailing roof canopy above the third floor emergency exit.
“As we were building on the roof, we created safe scaffolded platform prior to installing a steel frame foundation anchored to the original building to support the new floor. Once this was in place, we constructed our versatile Delta structure to create over 450 square metres of work space.
“Key to the success of this project was our ability to lift the roof section in just a couple of hours, minimising the disruption to the client team and visitors to the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.”
Built and fully fitted out in just 15 weeks, the new floor will be in place for the next five years and includes extra desk spaces, hot desk points and break out areas. The Delta structure was also fitted with clear Vista glazing panels creating an enviable view of the ‘Home of Cricket’.
Robert Ebdon, Assistant Secretary (Estates) for MCC, added:
“We were aware that it was crucial that the ECB could increase the size of their team to successfully deliver several major cricket events, like the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, coming up over the next few years.
“MCC were approached in the first instance as the ECB’s Landlord and De Boer provided the perfect solution to their office space challenge – a completely new floor to the existing offices, built in just over three months.”
About De Boer
De Boer is a market leader in the rental of fully fitted temporary accommodation for professional and large events and for business space solutions at any location. De Boer delivers turnkey solutions with optimum customer service and is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. De Boer was established in 1924 and is headquartered in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. The company has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Belgium, France, Spain and the Middle East, with representation in the USA and Sweden. De Boer employs around 300 people internationally and during high season another 150 temporary workers are deployed.
More information about De Boer can be found at www.deboer.com
26 Nov 2015
Lord’s Cricket Ground Masterplan Approval
Lord’s Cricket Ground Masterplan Phase Two
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved plans for phase two of the Masterplan for Lord’s, the Southwestern Project.
Westminster Council gave outline planning permission for the project last month, and the Mayor has now added his seal of approval for the redevelopment works, which includes new Tavern and Allen Stands.
The Southwestern Project will be the second phase of the Masterplan for redeveloping Lord’s. Work on phase one – the rebuilding of the Warner Stand – began in September this year.
The South-Western Project, which also includes a new Thomas Lord building and a new Tavern Pub, is phase two of the Masterplan for Lord’s.
The earliest that work will begin on the project in its current form will be autumn 2019, due to the need for Lord’s to be free of building works that summer for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Populous – architects for Masterplan Phase Two
17 Apr 2015
Lord’s Cricket Ground South-Western Project
MCC announces plans for redevelopment in south-western corner of Lord’s
Design: Populous, architects
A film featuring CGI images of the new South-Western Project:
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) today announces plans for the second phase of the Masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord’s – the South-Western Project.
For the latest information about the Masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord’s visit www.lords.org/masterplan.
About Marylebone Cricket Club
MCC is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws and Spirit of the game. Founded in 1787, it issued the first code of Laws in 1788 and moved to its current home in 1814. There are 18,000 Full and 5,000 Associate Members of MCC.
MCC also has a World Cricket committee, which is chaired by Mike Brearley and contains eminent current and former players and administrators – including Rahul Dravid and Shaun Pollock. It has a remit to act as an independent think tank, debating issues and making recommendations about the health and state of the game and to commission research.
MCC owns the most comprehensive collection of cricket artefacts and books in the world, housed in its museum and library at Lord’s which is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.
9 Apr 2015
Lord’s Cricket Ground New Warner Stand
MCC announces new Warner Stand at Lord’s
MCC has today released a film on the proposed new Warner Stand, designed by Populous, with Club Members being asked to approve the first phase of the Masterplan for Lord’s Cricket Ground.
A two-thirds majority of MCC Members is required at the Club’s AGM, to be held on Wednesday 6 May, for building to begin at Lord’s this September.
Architecture Competition Winner, Jul 2008:
Design: Herzog & de Meuron
Shortlist: BDP, David Chipperfield Architects, Dixon Jones, Herzog & de Meuron, Hopkins Architects
Address: St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Phone: 020 7616 8500
Ground Capacity: 28,000
A 21st Century Future for Lord’s Cricket Ground
MCC selects shortlist of five architects to develop a Lord’s Masterplan
Sir John Egan to chair selection advisory panel
Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) vision to improve Lord’s for future generations of cricketers, Members and cricket fans took another significant step forward today as the Club announced the selection of five architectural practices to develop a Masterplan for the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
BDP, David Chipperfield Architects, Dixon Jones, Herzog & de Meuron, and Hopkins Architects have been shortlisted to respond to a comprehensive Masterplan brief that will be provided to them. They will be asked to prepare a framework showing where and how the needs of Lord’s can be accommodated to enhance this world class sporting venue and deliver improved facilities for Members, fans and players. They will also be asked to show how they would handle the sensitive location within a historic environment and create a framework for outstanding and internationally recognised architecture. The winner is expected to be selected in early summer.
Lord’s Cricket Ground Media Stand – NatWest Media Centre
Location: St John’s Wood, northwest London
Lord’s Cricket Ground Media Stand architect : Future Systems
Address: Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN, England, UK
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