Wednesday 4 December 2013

Howzat! Home of cricket gets sustainable makeover

Howzat! Home of cricket gets sustainable makeover

Lord’s is getting solar panels and ground source heat pumps as part of a ‘masterplan’ to revamp the world-famous grounds.

Aside from improving views over the stumps for spectators, plans for a new £21million stand (artist's impression, pictured) at the MCC’s sports ground include solar and heat pumps to heat water and solar PV panels to provide electricity.

The new Warner Stand will also have an environmentally friendly system that collects and recycles water and a bigger basement with waste sorting and storage facilities, which is expected to reduce how often waste needs to be collected from the stand during a match day.

Architects behind the new stand, Populous, also designed the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the Emirates Stadium and the redevelopment and roof of the Centre Court at Wimbledon.

Philip Johnson, Principal at Populous said: “The design for this new stand provides high quality seating and premium facilities, with sustainability and inclusive access at the heart of the proposal.”

MCC President Mike Gatting added: “It’s a major undertaking to put forward plans which will make significant changes to this wonderful Ground. The project team has proposed an excellent blend of pioneering architecture and practical facilities to provide Members and their friends with a wonderful place to watch cricket for many years to come.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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