Melon part of team selected to vision the new state of the art centre for Cricket West Indies
Updated: Jun 22, 2022
As a West Indian rooted firm, we are excited and proud to announce that we are working with Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG), on a major development to transform the ICC accredited facility into a truly state of the art cricket and cultural heritage centre in Antigua.
CCG will become a world class centre of cricket with linkages to several other smaller cricket academies across the region, able to host training camps and player remedial work as well as staging international matches at all levels. This will include an Emerging Players Academy and the construction of an ultra-modern indoor/outdoor facility with several inputs for players’ preparation, including medical, training, fitness, gym facilities. The project will also house Hotel & hospitality components, a Cultural Heritage Centre, and retail elements.
To approach the project, we joined forces with our friends at KSS Design Group (sports architecture specialists), and CJC + Associates Inc (local architects), to form a design collective with the capability to not only satisfy the brief, but to go above and beyond in what we can offer the client and the project:
“We were hugely impressed by the quality of all the responses for our Request for Proposals. But the level of information showcased in the design collective proposal was both impressive and inspiring. The winners have shown exceptional talent and promise, and aligned well with CWI’s vision to create a uniquely West Indian and world class cricket and heritage centre.” said Ricky Skerritt, President of CWI and Chairman of CCG.
Since the announcement last week by CWI/CCG of the appointment of the design collective, we have commenced work on the development of a transformational high-performance, world-class concept master plan, and Infrastructural works for the redevelopment project are expected to commence later this year on the 20-acre facility. Read the announcement from CWI here