The Parish Council would like to create a sports pavilion of some note, which engages with the Community and provides access to a number of sports, whilst being sustainable, efficient and low in maintenance costs.
The sports pavilion will provide changing for football, cricket, tennis and lawn bowls.
The Parish Council demand a simple contemporary pavilion which satisfies the planning and technical guidelines set out by the Football Foundation and Sports Council.
The pavilion should be capable of adapting to the demands of a rapidly changing Parish and incorporate a considerable degree of flexibility to permit the future addition of changing rooms to accommodate the needs of the sports clubs.
The pavilion plan must divide public/spectator spaces and the changing facilities with a players’ security lobby which has been demanded by both the Football Association and Foundation.
A new footpath must be provided to enable access to the pavilion across the playing field from the car park.
The playing field must be reinstated and landscaping undertaken where necessary after the construction works.
The building must adopt a sustainable heating strategy and have low running costs.
The building must be capable of rainwater harvesting.
The building should have CCTV security and alarms throughout.
The building must prevent vandalism, in particular there should be no rainwater downpipes and it should not be impossible to climb onto the roof.
The pavilion should provide an external viewing space with protection from rain or sun depending on the season.
The changing spaces must be well ventilated.
The spectators should be able to view matches from the community space.
The building must be sympathetic to its setting and address the sporting activities either side of the site, whilst providing a focal point for sport in the community.
GREAT SHELFORD PARISH COUNCIL NOV 2007
Samskara have produced a sports pavilion design that will “…touch this earth lightly…”, be sympathetic to its rural setting, address the sporting activities either side of the building to the East and West, provide a focal point for sport in the community and a simple contemporary solution to the needs of the sports clubs.
The proposed built form illustrates its sustainable credentials throughout, with glulam timber columns supporting the roof structure, cedar rain screen cladding to the exterior and phenol plywood cladding to the soffits & internal ceilings. Approximately 85% of the building fabric will be timber locking up a significant quantity of CO2.
The flow of the timber frame structure through the building defines space with a tartan grid form yet provides a common armature about which the building hangs.
The technical aspect of the plan form has been determined with reference to the Football Foundation and Sports Council recommended planning guidelines and dictated by a very narrow long site between cricket boundary and bowling green. Future addition of changing rooms to the building can also be easily accommodated due to the linear format and structure.
The proposed built form subtly represents the sporting activities that it serves. A ‘hand shake’ above the entrance, the sight-screens of the facades, the stumps and bales of the main façade…
The plan form deliberately divides public/spectator spaces and the changing facilities with a security lobbies demanded by both the Football Association and Foundation. Disabled access throughout the building has been catered for with ramps at either end of the building.
The elegant timber form provides not only a hub for sport in the community, but a catalyst for other activities as it is used more and more by the Community.
The Pavilion has been recognised by the Local Authority Building Control Awards for excellence in construction.