Work starts on the Compton & Edrich Stands at Lord's cricket ground

MCC and ISG break ground as construction for a £52m redevelopment commences at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The milestone marks the start of a two-year redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre. Increasing the capacity of the ground by 2,600.

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.

The stands 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.

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.