The Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground
As part of the first phase in an ambitious 20-year master plan planned by Marylebone Cricket Club, Populous was commissioned to redevelop the aging Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground with a focus on improving the experiences of spectators and people who come on tours, while also maintaining the special character of the venue.
Set between a grade II-listed pavilion and the iconic Grandstand, the historic context of the building was a key consideration in its design. The scheme features splayed American white oak beams supporting a new tensile-fabric roof that extends dramatically out over the 2,674-capacity seating tiers like a fan. In addition to providing shelter for spectators, the fabric also moderates the crowd noise to minimise its impact on neighbouring residents.