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Reigate Priory’s pavilion undergoes a major redesign

Reigate Priory C.C.’s proud position at the top of club cricket in Surrey looks set to continue with plans for the redevelopment of their pavilion now firmly underway. The modified and extended pavilion, designed by Macdonald Design, is awaiting planning approval in the next few weeks with a view to starting construction works in the autumn of 2013.

Macdonald Design were appointed by Reigate Priory C.C. to work on a redesign of their existing pavilion. The clubhouse was originally constructed in the 1920s as a timber building. Consequently, the clubhouse is a building of some significance in the local area and any redesign would need to retain the character and look of the original pavilion whilst adopting some more contemporary modifications.

Following detailed consultation with the club and then the local conservation officer a new design has been adopted and is illustrated above. This maintains the look and feel of the existing building as much as possible whilst introducing more changing space, a new balcony and some sliding windows to the player/spectator viewing area. The project was submitted to Planning in June 2012.

With the new pavilion in place the club will be looking to add to the considerable success they have boasted over the last decade. The club are keen to improve their already flourishing junior section which already boasts a waiting list of almost 100 colts. Over the last few years the club’s impressive junior section have produced several county players including current club captain Chris Murtagh (Surrey) and destructive batsman Jason Roy (Surrey and England Lions). A new coaching centre, featuring state of the art video coaching kit, has been introduced into the newly constructed first floor to help maintain this strength in youth.  With the development plans now afoot, the Llamas appear strongly placed to continue their presence at the top end of the Surrey club circuit for years to come.

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