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Lord’s Cricket Ground

  • The Drainage Installation project at Lord’s Cricket Ground in progress


Lord’s Cricket Ground was established in 1814 and has become the “Home of Cricket”.  It holds the famous ‘Ashes’ series and other international tests, the first being in 1884.  Lord’s is also home to the oldest sports museum in the world and contains a celebrated collection of cricket artefact’s including the Ashes urn. It has been extended over the years and now has a capacity to hold 28,000 spectators.  In December 2013 a proposed redevelopment was launched, costing £200 million over a 14-year period.

The Works

Included in the proposed redevelopment was renewing a section of the stadium.  This project is being worked on by Welwyn Garden City based contractor, Ground Construction Limited.  GCL are a valued customer of Drainfast and have many current projects across London.  Drainfast responded to the unique demands of this project by visiting the site in order to recommend a solution for GCL in the form of ULMA Channel Drain.  ULMA are a Spanish manufacturer of Channel Drain and have recently partnered with Drainfast to penetrate the UK market.  Read more about the ULMA product range here.  50 metres of large diameter Channel was installed between the staging and the pitch, to hold electric and communications cables.  This application demonstrates another use of ULMA Channel Drain, beyond it’s normal remit.


300 x 300mm F900 Polymer Concrete Channel


We contacted Drainfast with a unique requirement for our Lord’s Cricket Ground project.  We received an excellent response and they were able to visit site the same day and arrange delivery in time to meet our deadlines.  We found the ULMA Channel a quality product to work with and the installation went smoothly.  The Drainfast team are capable and responsive and we look forward to working with them in the future.

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