Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
We had the pleasure of working with The B1M recently to create this video on the refurbishment project we carried out on the J.P. Morgan Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
In the Winter of 2015 we embarked on this two-year project to transform the interior of this already prize-winning building. The J.P. Morgan Media Centre was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize in 1999 as one of the most iconic and intuitive pieces of architecture in modern-day sport.
Originally designed by Future Systems and engineered by Arup, it was the first all-aluminium, semi-monocoque building in the world, built and fitted-out in two boatyards, using boat-building technology – which was revolutionary at the time. This impressive, futuristic structure stands 15 metres above the ground and is solely supported by its two lift shafts. Since it was first built, the game and the calibre of matches played at Lord’s have grown and the demand on the facilities within the media centre therefore needed to be expanded and updated.
The B1M wanted to create this mini-documentary to highlight the refurbishment process and how at DMA we utilised BIM and digital construction methodology to realise the new vision for the building.
This technology-led design approach allowed our design team to create larger areas for writers and photographers, alter the broadcast boxes, relocate the refreshment area, replace all the M&E services, upgrade the overall vertical circulation including new lifts and stairs and add a new suspended camera gantry to the underside of the building to greatly improve television coverage.