Approval for the new Lock Laker Stand at The Kia Oval
Surrey County Cricket Club’s ambitious plans for The Kia Oval are gaining ground. Lambeth Council have approved our proposals for the new Lock Laker Stand which provides more seats and additional hospitality facilities. Capacity at this world famous and highly cherished ground can now increase.
“We are very excited to see this proposal approved unanimously by Lambeth Council. Our team has worked hard with Surrey County Cricket Club to produce a contemporary design which is full of character and detail that befits such a well-loved sporting venue.”
Steve Harvey, Director, Rolfe Judd
The design is a redevelopment of the existing Lock Laker Stand to provide 3,600 seats. Two additional tiers of seating will appear to float over the Peter May Stand. These will in turn connect through with terraces to the Locally Listed Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion building. In addition, an all year round facility will provide further hospitality areas with conference suites with pitch side views, bars and private terraces. The proposals will be implemented to tie in with the cricket calendar with key works taking place in the off season.
There are also plans afoot for further expansion as these proposals form a key part of SCCC’s wider redevelopment plans. Following the completion of the new Peter May Stand in 2015, we continue to work with the club on their future vision. Overall the ground can potentially accommodate 36,000 plus which would make it the largest cricket ground in the country.
Our design proposals are described in detail in A Design Story of Two Sides.