Watch: First Roof Beam Installed on Lord’s New Warner Stand
In a great milestone for this iconic new project at the ‘Home of Cricket’, the first roof beam for the new Warner Stand has been installed at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, shown in this time-lapse video.
Philip Johnson, Senior Principal at Populous, said: “The roof is the stand’s most dramatic feature. It is designed to cantilever from the central part of the building so its edges are thin and the overall form graceful. This is the first of the eleven glulam beams that form the roof’s primary structure; made from American White Oak, and selected because it is incredibly strong, sustainable and has a highly crafted appearance.”
With each measuring between 18 and 24 metres in length, the cantilevered beams will be covered by a translucent fabric roof. This style of roof – the first of its kind in the country – will ensure that those sitting in the stand benefit from both shade and a high degree of natural light.
Robert Ebdon, MCC Assistant Secretary (Estates) said: “We’re very excited to get the final stage of the Warner Stand reconstruction underway with the installation of the beams, and the roof is already starting to take shape. I’m thankful to Populous for such a fantastic design, and I very much look forward to having the new stand fully operational for MCC Members at the start of next season.”
Read more about the project here.