Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has unveiled WilkinsonEyre’s designs for the new Compton and Edrich stands which will form the next phase of the Lord’s Masterplan.
The new three-tier stands will accommodate around 11,500 members of the public at the Nursery End of the Ground.
Capacity will be increased by 2,500 seats, and a walkway linking both stands and overlooking the Nursery Ground will be introduced.
From the Pavilion, MCC Members will still be able to view trees through gaps in and over the top of parts of the new stands.
MCC chief executive and secretary Guy Lavender said:
MCC is committed to ensuring Lord’s remains the best place in the world at which to watch and play cricket. These new stands will transform the Nursery End, providing world-class facilities, opening up views both to the Pavilion and back towards the Nursery Ground, and adding another architectural enhancement to Lord’s.
A planning application will be submitted later this year to Westminster City Council after consultation with local residents.
If consent is granted, MCC Members will be asked to approve the plans at the Club’s AGM in May 2019, and work to demolish the existing stands will begin after next year’s Test Match against Australia.