£4m makeover planned for media centre located in Lord’s cricket ground
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A media centre located in Lord’s cricket ground in St John’s Wood is to undergo a £4million transformation.
Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns the world famous sporting venue, has announced the multi-million makeover for J.P. Morgan Media Centre.
The works will take place over the next two winters and will be completed and unveiled in time for the 2017 season - when Lord’s will host the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final.
The writers’ area will increase in size from 120 to 144 spaces, while facilities for photographers will also be upgraded and an additional five spaces added so it can accommodate 30 snappers.
The centre, originally designed by Future Systems, will have the number of its permanent TV and radio broadcast boxes reduced by one to 10 but it promises an increase in size and flexibility.
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In addition its existing bar will be relocated to the current dining area and the area’s two lifts will be replaced and modernised.
The heating and ventilation systems used throughout the building will also be upgraded.
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Derek Brewer, MCC executive and secretary said: “With £4m already spent on improving the Grandstand this winter, and the first phase of the MCC Masterplan, the £25m replacement of the Warner Stand, set to begin this September, the Club’s intent is clear – it is investing significantly to enhance Lord’s Cricket Ground and to ensure its position as the home of the game remains in place for future generations of cricket enthusiasts.”