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Planning submitted for new Lord’s stands

A planning application for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London is being considered by authorities.

The application was submitted to Westminster City Councilby Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on 3rd October 2018 and a ruling is expected early in the New Year.

If consent is granted, and MCC Members subsequently approve the plans at the Club’s AGM in May, work on site is scheduled to start after the Test Match against Australia next year in accordance with the project timetable.

The proposed new three-tier stands, designed by two-time Stirling Prize winning architects WilkinsonEyre, will increase the capacity of Lord’s by around 2,500 seats to a total of 11,500.

The design incorporates a connecting walkway overlooking the Nursery Ground which features in a recently release image of the proposed development, showing the view of the stands from the Nursery Ground.