Preliminary work for new £2m Media Centre begins

Tuesday 15th December 2015
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Preliminary works on the site of the new Media Centre complex at The 3aaa County Ground has begun. 

The work signals the start of the second phase of ground development, which follows the £1million redevelopments of the 3aaa Pavilion and the Elite Performance Centre last winter.

It will see the construction of a brand new four-storey Media Centre complex located at the Racecourse End of the ground, between the Falcons Stand and the Greene King IPA Marquee.

Planning permission has been granted and the Club are now working on the final details with Derby City Council.

Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “We want to attract high profile players, bigger crowds and more media coverage to The 3aaa County Ground.

“The new Media Centre will be a fantastic addition to the ground and provide us with the opportunity to support bigger matches, community events and our Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 bid.

“The new Media Centre complex also includes two floors dedicated to office space, some of which will be available for commercial rent. Revenue from the office space rental will enable us, in the medium term, to invest further in the playing and coaching budget.”

Derby City Council leader, Ranjit Banwait said: “We’re delighted that cricket can make a positive impact to the local community, boosting the local economy and creating job opportunities for local people.

“With the construction of a new media facility, the Club hopes it can attract top-class international cricket to the city offering sporting excellence we can all share, starting with the Club’s bid for Derby to be a host city at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup.”

The new Media Centre complex is due to be complete in August 2016.

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