Lord’s Warner Stand

The world famous Lord’s cricket ground is being modernised and upgraded to create an even better experience for spectators at the venue dubbed ‘the home of cricket’.

We are delivering phase one of the masterplan, redeveloping the Warner Stand next to the stadium’s iconic pavilion.

Project details

  • Customer: Marylebone Cricket Club
  • Architect: Populous
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Project Managment: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Services Engineer: Arup
  • M&E Services Engineer: Arup
  • Value: £21.2 million

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2,656 Fact icon number of seats in the new Warner Stand
4% Fact icon proportion of capacity dedicated to wheelchair positions and amenity seating
500 Fact icon fewer restricted-view seats
2/9/15 Fact icon construction began
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.