Scheme set to finish in May 2027

Graham has won one of its most high-profile schemes in recent years with a £60m deal to increase the capacity of Lord’s cricket ground by more than 1,000.

The firm will redevelop the Tavern Stand and demolish and rebuild the Allen Stand.

The Tavern Stand was rebuilt in the 1960s while the Allen Stand is the oldest at Lord’s, dating back to 1935.

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The new stand to the left of the pavilion will be ready in time for the 2027 Ashes

The work is part of a wider scheme by Marylebone Cricket Club to increase capacity at the St John’s Wood venue which saw ISG complete the Compton and Edrich stands three years ago.

Current capacity is 31,100 with the new seats taking capacity up to 32,200 by the time work is completed in May 2027 ahead of that summer’s Ashes. Construction is scheduled to start at the end of this September at the finish of this year’s cricket season.

Robert Ebdon, MCC estates director, said: “The redevelopment of the Tavern and Allen stands will complete our stand development programme, in which we have modernised facilities at Lord’s to continue to ensure the Ground remains a world-class venue for cricket.”

Others working on the scheme include architect Wilkinson Eyre, cost manager Arcadis and contract administrator Gardiner & Theobald.