It serves as a cricket centre of excellence and was the second stand completed by maber as part of an overall masterplan developed with the Club.
The building comprises:
- A three tier spectator stand (4,585 spectators)
- Six indoor nets and viewing gallery
- Gymnasium and Sports Injury Clinic
- Media Centre for TV, radio and press
- Residential accommodation for 48 guests
- Meeting/conference facilities.
The award winning design received several accolades from the media:
Trent Bridge is always a treat: spacious and gracious, an elegant fusion of today and yesterday matched only by Lord’s, whose airs and graces it skirts with lighthearted ease.
Wisden ‘Cricketer’ magazine
The project involved public consultation and detailed negotiations with the local planning authority. The programming and delivery of each phase of the masterplan has been critical, as tickets for Test matches are invariably sold six months in advance. Radcliffe Road Stand was completed in 44 weeks in between test matches.
Trent Bridge manages to juxtapose ancient and modern architecture in a way which says something not just about cricket, but about England.
Richard Williams, The Guardian