Preliminary work has started on a new state-of-the-art media center complex for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, designed by construction firm Pick Everard.
The media center complex has been designed to meet requirements set by the International Cricket Council (ICC), England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and its media partners allowing the cricket club to host major matches, including the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
The £2m (US$2.83m) new build at The 3aaa County Ground will be delivered during the 2015/2016 closed season, and is due for completion in August 2016.
The four-story building will accommodate commercial offices, match control boxes, and TV and radio studios, as well as media rooms for commentary, written and multimedia journalists.
“We are thrilled to continue our strong links with Derbyshire County Cricket Club with this latest, exciting project,” said Paul Rothera, director at Pick Everard. “We had worked together previously on the improved 3aaa Pavilion at the start of the year, so we’re delighted to continue this relationship with the new media center.
“The state-of-the-art design will boost the visual appearance of the ground and we look forward to the progress of work and the project’s completion mid-2016.”
The media center will also hold commercial office space and is already attracting a number of businesses.
“We’re delighted to extend our already successful partnership with Pick Everard, which has offices here in Derby,” added Derbyshire County Cricket Club chief executive, Simon Storey.
“After working with them as part of the £1m (US$1.43m) redevelopment of the 3aaa Pavilion and Elite Performance Centre, we know that the results will be high quality.
“The new building, which is part of phase two of our overall ground development project, will provide a striking new addition to The 3aaa County Ground while offering elite facilities for the media and commercial clients.”
January 22, 2016