Redevelopment of Old Trafford is well under way
The construction of the new Old Trafford is moving at a rapid rate with the next phase of the development due for completion in the summer. The design will complete the renaissance of Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Ground to create a new and revitalised venue for county and international cricket. All in good time for The Ashes returning to the Old Trafford Ground in 2013.
The work follows on from a previous phase which saw the construction of ‘The Point’, an entertainment and events venue designed and constructed by the same team with BDP as architect and Morgan Sindall as contractor.
The new ground will provide 25,000 spectator seats (15,000 of which will be permanent), with associated amenities for all spectators, and a wide variety of hospitality and members facilities which provide for both match day and year-round use. Visitor accommodation is supplemented with state of the art support facilities for the media, players, education and the club’s support staff which also offer enhanced services to the wider community.
BDP also led the design of the overall site, putting the world class cricket ground at the heart of the regeneration of Old Trafford.
Client: Lancashire County Cricket Club
Contractor: Morgan Sindall