Indoor Cricket School, Lord's

Since 1994, David Morley Architects has carried out 15 developments at Lord’s, the International Headquarters of Cricket. The first - the New Indoor Cricket School - was a groundbreaking building in that it was the first indoor facility to utilise natural light for the playing area. A very detailed analysis of light was carried out to ensure that the ingress of light into the hall wouldn’t have a detrimental effect on play. A bespoke blind system was designed, employing sail fabric, which reduced the school’s running costs by £30,000 a year. The multi-award winning facility was a runner-up for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.