One Oval Square is taking shape
Works on site at the Cricket Club are still pressing on. Lift Core 1, Stair Core 1 and 2 concrete works are now complete and Lift Core 2 is being constructed in the coming weeks out of precast concrete panels. The cores have been constructed using a combination of in-situ and precast concrete, the ability to produce offsite fabrication is key on this project to aide in a speedy programme.
The design is a redevelopment of the existing Lock Laker Stand to provide 2500 new 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.
The main One Oval Square building is to be clad using offsite precast panels with a combination of facing brick and acid etched cast stone finishes, the panels are then transported to site and erected in a matter of weeks to provide a full facade quickly. The first of these panels are due to arrive on site at the end of August, with mock-ups currently under fabrication.
Handset masonry works begin at the start of July which consists mainly of the Concourse Bars, toilets, Stair Core 1 and the Pavilion extension.
As well as the additional seats for fans, the proposals provide new, all year round conference, events and hospitality facilities. 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.