Designs for a new cricket pavilion in Bushy Park have recently been granted planning permission. The new building will replace the two (temporary) second world war Nissen Huts used by Teddington Cricket Club. The club has existed on its current site since 1863 and is now one of the best amateur cricket clubs in the country.
The new building will double the current accommodation but will maintain a discreet presence in the Grade 1 listed park. Echoing the form of the simple huts the re-sited pavilion includes four new changing rooms, two large social spaces and a roof terrace. The ‘L’ shaped form provides views to both pitches and across the park, whilst shielding the back of house areas from public view.
The project is set to attain a BREEAM ‘ Excellent’ rating and will utilise modern timber construction methods to provide a sustainable building. Sensitive landscape works, including arboricultural and ecological enhancements have been integrated into the proposals and will help to minimise the impact of the scheme on the park, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Rather than reference traditional pavilion forms the design responds to the unique qualities of the site and the detailed requirements of the brief. Clad in a combination of dark stained and natural timber, our design beds the new building into the landscape.
To help with fundraising activities, we have produced a short animation showing the exterior of building and some of the interior spaces. Click here to view the video.
Model Photos: Ben Tynegate