One Oval Square is nearing completion and one of the finishing touches being applied is the installation of solar panels on its roof, now the highest point of The Kia Oval.
Sylvester’s Bar, positioned at the back of the terrace on the Lock Balcony – the highest tier of the new development, will host the panels.
The energy from these panels – hopefully generated from a glorious English summer! – will help power the lights and electrics around the The Kia Oval 365 days a year.
The Club’s commitment to renewable energy is part of its extensive work to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the wider world.
More of those initiatives can be found below:
– Every drink bought at the ground is served in a reusable, recyclable glass. Disposable pint glasses have not been used since 2015.
– All other drinks are either served in cans or decanted into reusable glasses or carafes from glass bottles.
– Fourteen water fountains have been installed around the ground to allow fans to refill their own bottles.
– Fans are allowed to bring empty refillable coffee cups and water bottles into the ground, which will be filled by all vendors around the Kia Oval.
– All electricity at the Kia Oval is generated from renewable energy.
– All conferences and events at the ground are serviced by filtered water in reusable glass bottles that are then retained, washed and reused for future events.
– Where appropriate, all food is served in compostable packaging and the ground has installed a comprehensive compostable waste stream, solving a problem where food waste would spoil large parts of the Club’s dry mixed recycling.
– The Club has instigated a procurement strategy focused on ensuring vendors sell products that have fully recyclable or compostable packaging.
– Kitchens at the Kia Oval use an ‘Orca’ machine which processes food waste into a liquid that be disposed of using the regular drainage system.
– The shop at the Kia Oval offers recyclable paper bags rather than plastic bags.
– Plastic straws and sauce sachets have not been used at the ground since 2018.
– The Club always seeks to partner with likeminded organisations and charities to allow us to constantly improve and innovate.
As a central London venue, more than 90% of our hundreds of thousands of visitors a year arrive via public transport.
Areas of One Oval Square are already open to Members including the first floor 175 Suite, complete with fully stocked bar and comfortable seating, and the Peter May Garden at the back of the Peter May Stand. The second floor Laker Balcony and top tier Lock Balcony are expected to follow in the coming weeks.