MCC Lords Redevelopment

The AF acted as advisers to the Marylebone Cricket Club's redevelopment of the Lord's Cricket Ground in north-west London. The masterplan seek to deliver improved facilities for Members, fans and players. The AF compiled a list of 19 practices based on knowledge of the field (EPR, BDP, Grimshaw, Allies and Morrison, Herzog and de Meuron, David Chipperfield Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Rogers Stirk Harbour Partnership, Foster and Partners, HOK, Hopkins Architects, KPF, SOM, KCAP, Sheppard Robson, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Patel Taylor, Hamiltons, Dixon Jones). Eighteen of those practices submitted an application and from there a short list of five practices was selected (BDP, David Chipperfield Architects, Dixon Jones, Herzog and de Meuron, Hopkins Architects). On the 30th May 2008, each practice presented their proposal to a jury consisting of individuals renowned in Architecture and their contribution to MCC (Sir John Egan (Chair), Chairman Servern Trent (PLC), Sir Nicholas Serota (Director TATE), Rickey Burdett (Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism LSE), Robert Griffiths (QC), David Batts (MCC Masterplan Project Designer), Blake Gorst (MCC), Malcolm Kerr (Director DP9). The jury determined the winner of the Masterplan to be Herzog De Meuron.