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Populous-designed new Lord's stand gets green light

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been given planning permission for a new 2,922-capacity stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in north London.

Designed by Populous, the new £21m structure was given the green light by Westminster City Council and will replace the historic but ageing Warner Stand, built in 1958.

The innovative design has a number of eco-friendly aspects, including solar panels and a waste water collection system. The stand will be covered by a semi-translucent fabric cover supported by an oak-beamed roof structure.

Facilities within the stand include a 135-seat restaurant with views over the Ground. The project will be funded by MCC.

The new stand will be the first phase of a £200m, 14-year redevelopment of the "home of cricket", which will increase the venue's capacity from the current 28,000 to 32,000 - making it the largest cricket ground in Europe.

The MCC hopes to complete a significant amount of the redevelopment work at the Pavilion End of Lord's, which includes new Allen and Tavern stands, in time for the 2019 World Cup.

Derek Brewer, MCC CEO, said: "This will be a wonderful new addition to Lord's. We wans Lord's to be the world's finest cricket ground, and the new stand combines the best in architecture with world-class facilities to help achieve that."

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been given planning permission for a new 2,922-capacity stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in north London. Designed by Populous, the new £21m structure was given the green light by Westminster City Council and will replace the historic but ageing Warner Stand, built in 1958. The innovative design has a number of eco-friendly aspects, including solar panels and a waste water collection system. The stand will
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An artist's impression of the new stand / Populous
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