Eric Hollies Stand, Edgbaston Birmingham
This 5900 seat stand makes an elegant, modern addition to Warwickshire’s ground and greatly increases the amount of covered seating. It represents a breakthrough in stand design being simple and quick to construct and excellent value for money at one third the ECB benchmark price. Our design focused on the idea of a lightweight pitched canopy constructed from standardized components. We wanted to create a series of roof planes that appear to hover above the crowd almost unsupported. The resulting canopy is suspended from a simple steel mast structure that also supports the upper seating tiers.
Photos by Rod Dorling
“Bryant Priest Newman has replaced our hallowed tradition of lumpen sports design with elegant, stylish and surprisingly cheap structure”
Martin Spring, Building Magazine