Edgbaston Cricket Centre
The £2.4m building for Warwickshire County Cricket Club uses many design features of Morley’s Lord’s cricket school. In particular, the 41 × 32m main playing area is covered by clear-span steel trusses that incorporate glazed north lights and fabric louvre blinds to admit natural daylight yet diffuse direct sunlight.”
The indoor training facility was built to give the professional Warwickshire squad a base during the winter and for their pre season training. It is also available for the community to hire and is busy most evenings and weekends with cricket clubs, coaching courses events.
The centre is well equipped for use by disabled users. In 2012, England’s visually impaired cricket team used the facility in preparation for the worlds first blind cricket world cup. Since then it has become a key fixture for the ECB’s Disability Cricket programmes, and provides a rich source of reference for your project.
- - 8 lanes of nets with an artificial grass floor (2 lanes at 4m wide and 6 at 3.6m)
- - Function rooms with bar and kitchen
- - Shop
- - Large viewing gallery doubles up for teaching and learning
- - 4 dressing rooms available with shower facilities.