Cricket Grounds Redevelopment Completed


Morgan Sindall has completed the transfomation of the Lucas Lane cricket grounds in Hertfordshire as a new state of the art sporting centre. First opened in 1866, Hitchin Cricket Club and Blueharts Hockey Club’s ground now includes a new two-storey club pavilion, with catering facilities, a bar and a function room and a balcony overlooking a new all-weather hockey pitch.

“We are delighted with the outcome of the completed project, the new Cricket Club Ground is a fantastic community asset with professional standard facilities that will support the needs and ambitions of two local teams long into the future. We are confident that the refurbished facilities will enable the club to build upon their rich local history at the Lucas Lane site and provide a brilliant community sporting resource for generations to come,” said David Rowsell, Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure’s area director for the Northern Home Counties.

New changing rooms, an equipment store, cricket nets, and a brand new scoreboard are also part of the new state of the art centre. Morgan Sindall also demolished the ground’s existing clubhouse, built a new external car park and extensive soft landscaping in order to create an attractive environment.

“Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure helped us to deliver a state of the art new home for Hitchin Cricket Club and Blue-harts Hockey Club at Lucas Lane,” commented Hitchin Town Cricket-Ground Chairman Geoff Edwards.

“It is a truly exceptional facility that will be enjoyed by our members and the local community for many years to come. We would like to thank the whole team at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure for their hard work, dedication and professionalism throughout this project, and for helping us to achieve this pivotal milestone in the history of both clubs,” he concluded.


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