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Northern Irish firm wins Lord’s Cricket Ground contract – The Irish Times

Graham, the civil engineering and construction group headquartered in Hillsborough, Co Down, has been named as the preferred bidder for a contract for the major redevelopment of London’s Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Marlyebone Cricket Club (MCC), owner of the stadium which is celebrating its 210th anniversary this year, will work with Graham on the project which will add at least 1,100 additional seats through the repurposing of the Tavern Stand, together with the demolition and reconstruction of a modernized stadium. Allen Stand.

“We are delighted to be embarking on this transformative project at Lord’s Cricket Ground,” said Rob Joyce, development director at Graham. “Our partnership with MCC will deliver world-class sporting infrastructure, whilst preserving the rich heritage of this historic venue. Together we aim to enhance the member and audience experience, expand capacity and usher in a new era in the home of cricket.”

Graham, who generated sales of more than £1 billion within the group last year, said Lord’s will remain open during the redevelopment, “ensuring minimal disruption and continued spectator access through the 2025 and 2026 seasons”.

The St John’s Wood site has undergone a number of redevelopments in recent years, including the construction of the new Edrich and Compton stands completed in 2021 and the Warner Stand next to the historic pavilion in 2017.