Green Light for New Hotel and Offices
Our work with Surrey County Cricket Club continues with planning permission and listed building consent secured for a site which is adjacent to The Kia Oval cricket ground.
The approved scheme includes the demolition of the existing Ovalhouse Theatre building and its replacement with the new, 95 bedroom, Oval Hotel. On the same site is the Grade II listed White House which was the birthplace of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. For this building, sensitive refurbishment works will allow for new offices and player accommodation to support SCCC’s Academy and Performance Programme.
“The Ovalhouse redevelopment scheme represents another important step for Surrey County Cricket club in making The Kia Oval one of the best international cricket venues. By helping the Club to secure this planning permission, visitors can now have access to high quality hotel accommodation within a bowler’s range of the cricket ground and its growing array of on-site events and hospitality facilities. The new offices and academy accommodation will also provide invaluable additional support for the functions of the Club.”
Philip Dunphy, Director, Rolfe Judd Planning
Redevelopment of the site has been made possible by the planned re-location of the Ovalhouse Theatre to new state-of-the-art facilities at Somerleyton Road in Brixton. The old theatre building was unsuitable for refurbishment.