Lord's Cricket Ground redevelopment given green light

Out-Law News | 19 Mar 2014 | 4:53 pm |

Phase one of a £200 million redevelopment of Lord's Cricket Ground in London's St John's Wood is set to go ahead after Westminster City Council's planning committee yesterday resolved to grant planning permission to the proposals. 

The plans by Marylebone Cricket Club include the demolition of the existing 600-seat Warner Stand in the ground and the construction of a new 2,832-seat stand as well as match day control facilities, new bars and a restaurant.

The proposals comprise the first phase of a wider masterplan by the Cricket Club which includes increasing the capacity at the ground to 32,000; a new entrance; new buildings to provide shops and offices and new car parking facilities.

Grant of planning permission to phase one is subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement. If consented, the redevelopment is expected to start in the autumn.