Sport, parks and leisure - WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground...
05 Dec 2021 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

20 Oct 2021

WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground
BY Tom Walker

The new stands sit on either side of the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre

The new stands sit on either side of the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre
photo: WilkinsonEyre

Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the home of cricket".

The Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre, form an integral part of the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) plans to future-proof the historic venue.

The two new stands, designed in partnership with structural engineers Buro Happold, deliver improved sightlines and an enhanced spectator experience for fans, as well as upgrading capacity, accessibility and amenities.

The stands also have wheelchair-accessible positions, facilities, and lift access at all levels.

Additionally, for the first time, they also house two pitch-facing restaurants, two hospitality suites, 12 additional food and drink outlets and integrated washroom facilities.

Constructed by contractor ISG, the new stands sit on either side of the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre and feature a canopy roof, integrated facilities, and an elevated walkway facing the Nursery Ground that connects the two new stands.

At 24m high, they are now the tallest stands at the venue, allowing unrivalled views of the field of play, featuring three tiers that elevate the spectator experience.

The additional 2,600 seats increase the ground’s overall capacity to 31,180.

The design concept of the stands is in keeping with both the historic and contemporary architectural context of the venue and form part of an overall composition that includes the iconic Grade II*-listed Pavilion, the J.P. Morgan Media Centre, the Grand, Mound, and Warner stands, with each stand presenting a clear expression of the engineering principles behind it.

The steel mainframes of the new stands feature large columns and double-height colonnades, which – according to WilkinsonEyre – reference the rhythms of the original brick arches of the adjacent Mound Stand arcade.

The roof canopies, which create a distinctive silhouette, are made up of a combination of white-painted radiating steel ribs, a visible timber supporting shell on the underside and a white fabric skin.

Sam Wright, director at WilkinsonEyre, said: “We wanted to create a heightened sense of sporting theatre for the new Compton and Edrich stands.

"Allowing many more fans to share the match action, they have already become an instantly recognisable backdrop around the globe following the dramatic India Test and the hugely successful inaugural The Hundred finals. Rapid adoption by this famous Club’s Ground’s loyal Members and Ground visitors is testament to the strength of the concept.”

Guy Lavender, chief executive of MCC – which owns Lord's Cricket Ground – said: "We have received some wonderful comments about the new stands and seeing them filled with cricket supporters on match days was a very pleasing scene.

"With increased capacity and accessibility, and excellent facilities spectators sitting in these stands are treated to an unforgettable experience at Lord’s.

"The stands are a great achievement and an important part in future-proofing the Ground and it is with thanks to the MCC Committee and project team who have seen the project through to its completion.”



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup
Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup   30 Nov 2021

A fully demountable stadium, designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects and built from shipping containers, is now open and ready to host games during .... more>>
Exercise at school supercharges children's recovery from lockdown
Exercise at school supercharges children's recovery from lockdown   01 Nov 2021

Children at UK schools which have adopted Active Recovery Curriculums feel fitter and stronger than their peers – both physically and mentally – and .... more>>
UK Budget 2021: Business rates cut by half for health clubs, leisure and hospitality
UK Budget 2021: Business rates cut by half for health clubs, leisure and hospitality   27 Oct 2021

UK Health clubs, gyms, hotels, pubs and other leisure businesses will all receive a 50 per cent cut in business rates over the next year. The cut .... more>>
LGA calls for £875m to improve public leisure, health and fitness facilities in the UK
LGA calls for £875m to improve public leisure, health and fitness facilities in the UK   26 Oct 2021

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the UK government to invest £875m in the nation's health and fitness and leisure facilities in .... more>>
Winners of first-ever Surf Park Awards revealed
Winners of first-ever Surf Park Awards revealed   26 Oct 2021

Australian surf park operator URBNSurf and wave generating specialist Wavegarden are among the winners of the inaugural Surf Park Awards. The global .... more>>
Company profile


Hutchison Technologies Ltd.

Hutchison Technologies helps the UK’s leading gyms, health clubs and leisure trusts create memorable experiences their customers can’t get at home.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Fives Soccer Centres debuts new ‘personal development’ concepts

Fives Soccer Centres debuts new ‘personal development’ concepts

Five-a-side soccer operator Fives has unveiled its inaugural Pinnacle Gym and announced the roll-out of its digital football concept, as part of the brand’s drive to bring an ethos of personal development into its centres. More>>




in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



General Manager
Location: Huncote, Leicester, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Digital Marketing Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: UK
Company: Everyone Active
Swim and Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Moulton, Northampton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

07 Dec 2021

World Halotherapy Association Symposium

virtual event,



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: High flyers
How bmi and Projekt Spielberg are growing British tourism to Graz More>>
  Interview: Sioux-per foods
The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Ireland’s wild side
The Wild Atlantic Way is helping tourists discover a whole new side of Ireland More>>
  Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd