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Derbyshire have been given permission by the Derby City Council to start redeveloping the 3aaa County Ground.
A new cricket centre of excellence and pavilion will be built at the Gateway Centre area of the ground, while work to improve the facilities in the Lund Pavilion will begin at the end of the season.
As of right now, Derbyshire have been given a £1 million grant and could possibly secure more funds during the latter stages of their development.
“After a robust planning process, we’re delighted that work on the first phase of our redevelopment can now begin,” Derbyshire chief executive Simon Storey said. “To fulfil our ambition for success on the field, we need first-class facilities for players, members, spectators and our business customers.
“It’s all about improving the customer experience so they will choose to come back to Derbyshire time and time again.
“Improved customer facilities, within the Lund Pavilion, will be there for our members to enjoy and also to support growth in the Conference & Events arm of our business.
“This business growth, supported by improved facilities, will allow us to increase our revenue and therefore invest more in achieving success on the field.
“Work on phase one will commence in October with the view to be complete before the start of the 2015 season.”