FP McCann ‘comes to the crease’ on the redevelopment of Lord’s Cricket GroundConnorAdmin2021-04-12T08:23:54+00:00
FP McCann ‘comes to the crease’ on the redevelopment of Lord’s Cricket Ground
Main Contractor:ISG UK Limited
Two brand new three tier stands are well underway at Lord’s Cricket Ground the home of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The £52 million phase 2 redevelopment is scheduled for completion for the start of the 2021 cricket season and will see capacity increased by an additional 2,600 spectators. Building of the Compton and Edrich stands commenced in summer 2019 with global construction specialist ISG the successful contract bidder.
FP McCann is playing a major part in the construction works supplying the total package of precast concrete seat terracing, walls and stair flights which are being installed within the steel frame stand structures. This prestigious contract is running in conjunction with the redevelopment of the Oval cricket ground onto which the FP McCann is supplying a precast façade system.In total, FP McCann has delivered in excess of 1,350 individual precast concrete units with a combined weight of 3,700 tonnes. The order comprises terrace seating units, ‘U’ shaped balconies combining front facade, base slabs and step blocks. Additional items include precast concrete vomitory walls, precast stair flights and landings. All products have been manufactured at the Company’s specialist precast facilities at Littleport (Cambs), Grantham (Lincs) and Byley (Cheshire).Designers of the Compton and Edrich stands Wilkinson Eyre have improved the sightlines and reduced the number of restricted view seats as well as including wheelchair enclosures and amenity seating available with lifts to all levels.Commenting on the build to date, Fraser Tanner, Project Director for ISG UK Construction says, “As principal contractor, it is very rewarding to be involved in such a prestigious scheme, the home of MCC. The structural contribution that FP McCann’s precast concrete products have made can be clearly seen around the ground. These off-site manufactured products have greatly contributed to the efficiencies in the build programme.”The on-going MCC Masterplan to redevelop Lord’s will see work continuing well into the next decade.