The MCC has annouced plans for the second phase of the Masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The South-Western Project, includes a replacement for the Tavern and Allen Stands, a new Thomas Lord Building, a new Tavern pub, and internal reorganisation of the Pavilion to provide more room for cricket teams and staff.
There will also be a more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the Ground from St John’s Wood Road.
In addition there will be a new Harris Garden Building with a bar opening out on to the Garden, and more dressing rooms both for tennis and squash players.
The new stand – which is a single structure replacing two – will have just over 1,400 more seats increasing the capacity of the new stand to 5,520.
The plans have been designed by Populous, the architects of the new Warner Stand at Lord’s.
Construction of the new stand will be completed between the autumn of 2017 and spring of 2019 in time for the ICC Cricket World Cup and Ashes series in 2019. The rest of the development is scheduled for completion by spring of 2022.
Derek Brewer, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary, said: “The South-Western Project will ensure facilities for players, match officials, supporters and MCC Members are of the highest possible standard by modernising areas of the Ground that have become tired.
“MCC is committed to maintaining Lord’s as the finest cricket ground in the world, and this project also provides a wonderful new front door to the Home of Cricket.”
The project is set to increase the capacity of Lord’s to almost 30,000 and its current budget is approaching £80M.
A planning application to Westminster City Council will be submitted this summer.