Essex Cricket’s County Ground Redevelopment Given Green Light

By Community | January 15, 2013

Essex Cricket have secured an agreement with developers, view MCD, discount for the first phase of the ground development of The Essex County Ground, Chelmsford to begin.

The 136-year-old club has just signed a deal with developer MCD to start building work on several blocks of flats around the ground.

This will help to finance the long-awaited new pavilion, cricket school, car park, public square and bridge.

Plans have been in the offing for eight years, with planning permission granted two years ago.

The first phase in the redevelopment is to build the smallest of three towers containing 62 flats on top of the current cricket club car park.

Two other towers, both overlooking the park and river, will soon follow..

Keith Brown, Treasurer of Essex County Cricket Club said: “Monday is a landmark day in the history of Essex Cricket, the start of a project which will lead to a first class cricket ground to complement our first class team. The agreements we will be signing with our development partner MCD and Chelmsford City Council enables the first phase of the development to commence in the Spring.”