Established in 1882, Edgbaston stadium stands as one of English cricket’s most prestigious amphitheatres. As the home of Warwickshire, Birmingham Bears and Birmingham Phoenix, this historic stadium is still used frequently for all formats of the game.
Widely considered to be one of the country’s leading cricket grounds, Edgbaston stadium has hosted some truly iconic moments in the history of the game, most notably in the 2005 Ashes Test between England and Australia. The venue has been synonymous with sporting drama ever since.
Due to its regular use and widespread appeal, the stadium faces an ongoing challenge, to ensure top class facilities are provided for patrons. Hence why Edgbaston contacted Stadia by GL events.
Intended to be used as a premium hospitality enclosure, the Skyline terrace was designed to an extremely high-end specification. As such, Edgbaston appointed Stadia by GL events as Principal Contractor at the beginning of the year and stipulated a five-month programme for all works to be completed, ahead of the forthcoming Ashes series in the summer.
Several parties were involved in ensuring that this project ran within its scope. Most notably, Nick Woodcock from Arcadis, who was installed as Project Manager, having worked closely with Edgbaston stadium on numerous previous renovations.
Working with Stadia by GL events, Arcadis assisted in ensuring that impressive designs from Woo Architects were brought to reality. This collaborative approach was key to ensuring the Skyline terrace was delivered on-schedule. As a result, the venue was ready to kick-off one of the most memorable Ashes series in living memory!