Edgbaston Cricket Ground
The Edgbaston Cricket Ground project comprised the construction of a new five storey, 8,750 seat cricket stand, with associated facilities, including a 700 seat Banqueting suite, Media facilities, Shop and Museum.
Despite a delayed start due to the financial crisis of 2008 and two extremely severe winters the project was completed just in time for the immovable deadline of the England v India Test match in August 2011.
A fast track building programme was developed using precast seating tiers and lift shaft sections. The tiers required heavy lifting equipment to remain on the pitch side until late onto the contract. The only way to remove this equipment off the pitch was through the site of the Banqueting Suite and Reception area. This delayed work on this important element of the project which was finally constructed from ground floor slab to hand over in just seven month
"In order to protect the status of the Edgbaston Stadium as a future test venue, Warwickshire County Cricket Club embarked on a major redevelopment of the southern section of the ground. The existing William Ansell, Leslie Deakin and RV Ryder stands, along with the central pavilion and the old indoor cricket school, were demolished to make way for a new grandstand and ancillary facilities which have increased the capacity of the ground to around 25,000, as well as creating new world-class corporate entertainment, exhibition, player, media and banqueting facilities.
Galliford Try were Principal Contractor for this £25 million design and build project and our role included the demolition of the old aforementioned stands and the full construction and fit-out of the new stand, including the catering equipment and drinks dispense installation which was worth circa £2 million. The project was completed on time in July 2011 ahead of the England v India Test Match later in August"
Warwickshire County Cricket Club
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