The Fox Road Stand completes the enclosure of Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. An imaginative example of “air rights” development, the stand was built over, but not on, an adjacent car park. Only essential services and structural elements were permitted at ground level.
The necessity to raise the stand clear of the ground meant that the design is based on different structural principles from the more traditional pavilions at the Ground. The canopy is designed as a curved sail, held in tension by raking steel masts. The main body of the stand, with its arced profile, also sweeps clear of the ground. Only at its base, where the lower terrace fronts on to the pitch, is solid construction deployed.
This setting, the most handsome of England’s Test grounds, will only add to the occasion as a felicitous combination of the old and new.
Skyld Berry, The Telegraph
RIBA Gordon Graham Award – Award for Architectural Excellence
East Midlands Property Awards
Winner of Design Excellence Award
Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment
Silver Award Winner
Civic Trust Awards Sports – Winner of National Award
East Midlands Award for Architecture – Shortlisted
The stand accommodates 2321 spectators, provides facilities for the disabled, and is designed in accordance with the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds.
The Fox Road Stand comprises:
- new spectator stand built over existing car park
- air rights development
- 2321 seat capacity
- facilities for the disabled