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Work begins on the new pavilion for Hampton Hill Cricket Club

Hampton Hill cricket club - macdonald design LtdConstruction for the new pavilion project for Hampton Hill Cricket Club, situated in the lush surroundings of Bushy Park, has now begun. The new pavilion will be built using SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) and as such will be one of the most environmentally friendly sports buildings in the country when it is completed. Macdonald Design, acting in an architectural and project management capacity  alongside Creative Space and JW Cannon, will oversee the works. The new pavilion is due to be completed in time for the 2013 season.

On October 8th 2010 the club was the subject of an arson attack that left the clubhouse in ruins and treasured club possessions lost forever. Hampton Hill Cricket Club assembled a project team charged with rebuilding the pavilion and Macdonald Design were appointed as architects at the end of 2010. We have worked alongside the club and the various external influences including the Royal Parks and London Borough of Richmond’s Planning Authority to design a building that would replace the existing that was so sadly burnt down.

There were design issues to overcome including a need for better security and also a need to steer away from a more competitively priced building methodology such as timber. The insurance company helping fund the new building would not support a timber frame structure which was understandable considering the concerns over the protection of this form of construction against a fire. In the end the team have designed the frame of the new pavilion using SIPs constructed by Creative Space.

The club was insured against the fire to build a new building but have also relied on funding from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and would like to thank them for their continued support.

The new pavilion will reinstate Hampton Hill Cricket Club into their rightful place as a vital sporting and social resource in the local community.

Hampton Hill Cricket Club Case Study 

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