Mayor of London backs Lord's Cricket Ground redevelopment

Out-Law News | 10 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm |

Proposals for phase one of a £200 million redevelopment of Lord's Cricket Ground in London's St John's Wood have been backed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Estates Gazette has reported .

Westminster City Council resolved to grant planning permission to the application by Marylebone Cricket Club last month, subject to agreement by Johnson.

The plans 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 are also included in the scheme.

“There is no better way to spend a warm summer’s afternoon than listening to the glorious sound of leather on willow at the home of cricket, Lords," said Johnson, according to the Estates Gazette report.

"The new Warner Stand combines the very best of twenty-first century architecture with state-of-the-art facilities and will enhance the overall visitor experience by improving sight-lines and accessibility, with a new restaurant overlooking the field of play," he said.