Indoor Cricket School, Lord's
This building represents the very vision of Britain’s new sports facilities, it is exemplary. A well researched training building, which actively fosters the next generation of sporting heroes.”
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.