Built in the 1950s, the existing Warner Stand had no lifts and limited entrance points as well as poor sightlines from hundreds of its seats. We are creating a bigger, more modern facility that will greatly improve the way cricket lovers can enjoy the game.
The seating will be on a steeper gradient than before, giving much better views of the action. We will improve access to the stand and provide facilities for those with disabilities and mobility needs.
Sustainability will be boosted with use of a rainwater harvesting facility, ground-source heat pumps and solar panels on the roof. A living wall will create better views for neighbours.
The roof will be formed using innovative oak glulam beams and profiled steel, supporting a semi-translucent fabric roof, improving shade as well as natural light. A retractable floodlight will be moved to improve the look of the ground.
We will also be creating a world class match-control and officials facility, a restaurant, three bars and other catering facilities.