Herzog & de Meuron Unveil New Lord’s Cricket Ground

19 November 2009 (Last Updated November 19th, 2009 18:30)

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled its design for the £400m revamp of Lord's cricket ground in London, UK. The revamped venue will increase the seating capacity from 29,493 to 36,990. The scheme will also include construction of private flats, the sale of which wil

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled its design for the £400m revamp of Lord's cricket ground in London, UK.

The revamped venue will increase the seating capacity from 29,493 to 36,990.

The scheme will also include construction of private flats, the sale of which will help fund the revamp scheme.

A new entrance and a staff accommodation block will be built behind one of the five stands along with four permanent floodlights.

The design will retain Future System's media centre, the Great Gates, Mound Stand and Grand Stand. Five of the existing stands and part of the Victorian housing behind the current pavilion will be demolished.

A new underground complex will be built beneath the current training ground.

The complex will feature a new cricket academy, a gym, a sports injury clinic, a pool and squash courts as well as a library and shop.