Edgbaston Cricket Ground


  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Completed
  • SQ M: 14,815
  • Main Contractor: Galliford Try
  • M&E Engineers: Mott MacDonald
  • Electrical Contractor: Hulse
  • Architect: AFL Architects


  • A combination of switched and analogue control protocol features
  • Photocell presence
  • Scene setting throughout to client’s specification


  • Edgbaston is the home to international cricket, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Test matches, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals in Birmingham
  •  The ground calls itself “Fortress Edgbaston”
  • Edgbaston was the first ground to hold a senior floodlit game
  • The £32m redevelopment in 2010-11 that Simmtronic worked on, brought new stands and increased capacity and stature
  • This mixed-use 8,100 capacity main stand complex contains state of the art playing facilities, media, hospitality and exhibition space
  • The facilities take the extended ground capacity to 25,000 spectators for domestic and international cricket
  • The main section of seating is centred about the main test wicket and is topped with a central media viewing facility for over 200 TV, radio and written journalists
  • The highest level of seating is a skyline terrace below this are two levels of hospitality suites with boxes and the luxury Jaguar and 1882 Club suites
  •  Edgbaston has joined the Oval and Lord’s in the battle to become the UK’s greenest cricket ground, reducing waste and energy use, powered by renewable energy, going plastic free and working to reduce its carbon footprint
  • In March 2019, the green light was given to a £85m project to create almost 375 apartments beside the Edgbaston cricket stadium – Warwickshire County Cricket Club and their development partner Patrizia are behind the scheme. The application includes build-to-rent flats with roof garden on part of the car park with a ground floor scheme including new shops, cafes and restaurants and a gym

Thank you Simmtronic, for your professional, fast and reactive support with the delivery of these projects.

Adam Scadding

EDDS Limited

Simmtronic have delivered a large number of technically challenging projects for DBS and consistently continued to provide outstanding service. Their support, guidance and help throughout the process has been exceptional, working closely with our design teams to ensure the right solution for the project and a sound understanding of the brief, with our delivery teams to ensure the installation and commissioning are trouble free and then providing fantastic after care to the customer. They have added true engineered value into the projects they have been involved in for Derry Building Services.

Geoff Caborn

Derry Building Services

Simmtronic have been a valued member of the DBS supply chain for over 10 years. Their pro-active and collaborative approach to lighting controls from the design stage, through to commissioning is highly valued by both our Design and Delivery Engineers.

Matt Hallam

Derry Building Services

Over the years I have really appreciated the Simmtronic ability to provide responsive support and listening to projects and clients needs. More recently the Simmtronic team has shown the capability to embrace the connectivity requirements of the Internet of Things by quickly adding MQTT to their range of integration protocols. This will greatly facilitate telemetry applications in buildings and the development of interconnected solutions that will make buildings more usable and easier to operate.

Francesco Anselmo


Landsec have consistently used Simmtronic Lighting Control Systems across our new London developments for over 15 years. Simmtronic understand our requirements and get involved at the very early stages of schemes, assisting consultants in achieving the optimum design solution, often taking the lead.  They always overcome the programme challenges they are faced with on site, delivering a quality, fully tested and operational solution, on time and to budget. Simmtronic undertake the maintenance and servicing across much of our London portfolio, they have a customer focused and flexible approach that suits the needs of our business and as well as our customers.

Mark Ponzini


Simmtronic as an organisation has been, for the last 18 years, by far the best performing and most reliable lighting control system I use. From design through to commissioning and soft landings with the landlord teams Simmtronic always deliver on my projects. Simmtronic technology evolution is not just pushed through like others, but rather properly tested internally first, giving us as client teams the assurance that what Simmtronic say they can offer is 100% delivered, an absolute must with fast track major projects.

Alan Williamson


Simmtronic has constantly been available at an early stage to engage both with the designers and the Contracting team to assist with design solutions and to test options. This ultimately assists us in de-risking the project during the commissioning phase which usually defines when the project is completed. Simmtronic is seen as ‘industry standard’ and it is always encouraging to see them involved.

Jo Benson

Derwent London