KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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In 2014 MCC received planning permission from Westminster City Council to replace the Warner Stand.
Construction will begin in September 2015, subject to approval from MCC Members.
The Warner Stand is the first stand to be developed for three principal reasons:
The Warner Stand was completed in 1958 and is no longer fit for purpose. Aside from the poor sightlines from hundreds of seats in the stand, and the sub-standard match-control facility, the stand has no lifts and too few entrances and exits, meaning it cannot cater for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties.
Warner Stand Plans
The new stand will have 2,656 seats, and combines outstanding facilities with innovative architecture and will include the features listed below.
Providing cover to the new stand will be a semi-translucent fabric roof, supported by cantilevered oak beams. This style of roof is the first of its kind in the country, and is reflective both of advances in timber technology and a modern preference for the use of sustainable, replaceable materials in architecture.
The fabric will ensure most spectators in the stand and all users of the restaurant benefit from both shade and a high degree of natural light.
The new stand can be seen as a microcosm of what MCC is trying to achieve with its Masterplan – an improved experience for all spectators, facilities that will put the Club in the best possible position to host major matches, improved circulation around the Ground, all within an iconic architectural environment.
If MCC Members give their approval, the new stand will become the first new Members’ Friends’ Enclosure to be built at the Ground since the Tavern Stand in 1967.
Gallery: CGI views of the new Warner Stand