Lords Cricket Ground

Project: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

Ettwein Bridges’ design for the £8.2 million upgrading of Lords’ Grade II* listed Members' Pavilion, said to be one of the most celebrated, historic and beautiful buildings in world sport, was completed in April 2005. Following extensive consultations with the MCC, conservation organisations and local authorities, Richardson Roofing undertook construction of a new roof terrace using VMZINC interlocking panel facades and a roll cap roof in Quartz-Zinc®. The 8 years since completion have shown how effectively the zinc has retained its pre-weathered appearance, proving its suitability for such sensitive refurbishment work.

VMZINC façade and roofing systems are available in a dark charcoal ANTHRA-ZINC as well as the subtle PIGMENTO shades of green, blue, red and brown. The surface colour is created by adding mineral pigments to a durable protective coating, creating beautifully organic shades which enable the naturally grained texture of the metal to show through.  All, including the natural zinc finish develop a natural self-protecting patina which is essentially maintenance-free.