Opening for the 2023 Ashes series, London-based wooarchitects have completed Phase 1 of the £3.6m hospitality upgrade of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Skyline terrace. The transformative Skyline development forms part of the wider Edgbaston Vision Masterplan commission being developed by wooarchitects with the Club, further investing in the facilities at Edgbaston to create more multi-purpose, inclusive and versatile spaces.
The 630 m² rooftop of the Edgbaston stadium embraces the high-end hospitality and banqueting aspirations of the Club, providing a private bar, reception areas, live music and DJ, plus superior seating in a partially-covered, contemporary outdoor roof-top setting.
The spaces comprise a soft and warm palette of natural, sustainably-sourced materials such as timber, providing a welcoming and comfortable user experience. Products were selected for longevity, durability and minimal environmental impact, reusing the existing structure and other elements where possible. Living green walls give texture to the facades, while increasing biodiversity and providing a direct connection with nature.
Located on the fourth storey of the building, the refurbished spaces offer an exceptional vantage point to enjoy some of cricket’s most iconic fixtures in 2023, including the Women’s and Men’s Ashes Test, the Men’s T20 against New Zealand, and Vitality Blast Finals Day.
Kevin Owens, founder of wooarchitects said,
“Our work on the Skyline Terrace provides a first opportunity to experience our developing vision for the future of Edgbaston. Unlocking the potential and maximising the opportunity provided this incredible location has been rewarding for all involved. The creation of a new cricketing and hospitality experience that embraces the international reputation and history of this world famous ground to be celebrated for years to come.”
Craig Flindall, Edgbaston’s chief pperating pfficer commented,
“The development is part of our wider Masterplan to further invest in our facilities at Edgbaston and create more multi-purpose, versatile spaces. The Skyline does that by giving us the opportunity to continue expanding our conference and events capabilities to host more summer parties and outdoor events.”