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Oval cricket ground revamp to begin

Surrey County Cricket Club has launched the 2019 Bond to help fund the next stage in the modernisation of the Oval.

Phased over one and a half years, construction will begin in October of this year.

The new development will see a three-tier stand built between the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and the Peter May Stand, offering improved facilities for members, an enhanced match-day experience for spectators and hospitality guests, and increase the capacity of The Kia Oval to 28,000.

The scheme has been designed by Kennington architects Rolfe Judd, who also designed the new Peter May Stand that was opened in 2015 and has quickly become one of the ground’s most popular locations.

Two additional tiers of seating will appear to ‘float’ over the Peter May Stand and in turn connect through to the historic Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion, which will have one room added to make the building symmetrical when viewed from the pitch and the Vauxhall End.

As well as extra seating and rooms for conferencing and events, the new stand will include two further roof terraces, adding to the hugely popular Corinthian Roof Terrace and the lower Westminster, Tenison and Peter May Garden terraces.

Away from cricket, the new development – known as One Oval Square – will provide further capacity for our growing Conference and Events business.