Nursery Pavilion, Lord's

This 1,900sqm structure provides a flexible environment for hospitality, banqueting and educational facilities for Lord's Cricket Ground. The double skin fabric roof can be blacked out for lectures and is insulated to provide comfortable conditions for all year round use. Natural ventilation is provided through the sliding doors to the side of the building and openable roof lights that punctuate the ceiling. The site for this building is leased land, and therefore the Marylebone Cricket Ground wanted a temporary structure that could be moved elsewhere if needs be. The building is located above a London Underground tube line and therefore the foundations had a maximum depth of 400mm.