Sir John Egan to head selection advisory panel for £200m masterplan contract

BDP, David Chipperfield Architects, Dixon Jones, Herzog & de Meuron, and Hopkins Architects have been shortlisted to develop a £200m masterplan for the Lord’s cricket ground.

Lords Cricket Ground

The selection advisory panel will be chaired by Sir John Egan, former chief executive of BAA and a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club, the ground’s owner.

The MCC will work with the Architecture Foundation to select the architect, who will deliver a masterplan to improve the facilities and increase the capacity of the famous cricketing ground.

Egan said: “I am delighted to be involved in a project that will deliver major long-term improvements to Lord’s. The panel has a wide mix of expertise from architecture to development and of course cricket; I am confident that our recommendation for the selected architect will deliver the very best for the sport’s home.”

Rowan Moore, director at The Architecture Foundation said: “Lord's is a special place, and a site of both London-wide and international significance. It has also proved over the years how outstanding new architecture can enhance its character. With this exceptional list of architects Lord's traditions of intelligent commissioning will become even stronger in the future."

Lord’s has a history of commissioning challenging architecture, from the Media Centre designed by Future Systems to the Mound Stand designed by shortlisted architect Hopkins.