#9 Lords Cricket Ground Edrich and Compton Stand Replacement - Advanced Glass Facades (AGF) with Proteus Facades
As new build projects go, the new stands at Lord’s cricket ground have gained more than their fair share of attention. And deservedly so. With its aluminium clad, elliptically shaped, 24 metre high design, Compton and Edrich create an arresting aesthetic. The new build stands now provide a range of additional seating and hospitality areas, new concourses and circulation areas overlooking the Nursery Ground, public realm and landscaping.
The form of WilkinsonEyre’s new build stands, which appear like ‘an object landed from outer space’, required careful consideration of angles and curves. The contribution from AGF and Proteus was an important part of delivering this overall objective.
Proteus manufactured and supplied its HR panels with a RAL 7040 finish in flat, curved solid and perforated formats. Alongside this, Proteus SC soffits at ground level were in RAL 9003 Matt finish. It was the geometry and shape of this building that made the panels a complex, challenging process. As it turned out on this project, it was Proteus’ and AGF’s experience that helped identify a method of delivering the architects vision, meaning it remained in budget and, despite Covid lockdown, completing on time.
Completed in July 2021, the capacity of both stands at Lords Cricket Ground has increased from 9,000 to 11,600 seats. Many of the original seats were retained and reused on sustainability grounds, so it was fitting that Proteus used aluminium with a high recycled content where it could on this project.
The completion of the Compton and Edrich stands in time for the 2021 season has ensured the future of Lord’s cricket ground as a world class sporting venue.