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To design a new fit for purpose pavilion and indoor cricket coaching building that provides inclusivity for all and supports the aims of the charity, whilst being mindful of Historic England’s requirements as the site is within the beautiful Grade I listed Belvoir Castle Estate grounds.

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  • Location: Leicestershire 
  • Sector: Sport / Community
  • Client: Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust

The deep vertical fin detail applied to the exterior of the cricket school changes in appearance as the viewer moves around the building; appearing fully cladded from more oblique angles.

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The project’s entwined aims have been achieved with a replacement pavilion building that has a traditional village cricket pitch feel, comprising of 4 changing rooms, a club room to suit flexible scenarios and educational settings, a small bar and kitchen. The interlinked indoor cricket school, a clean and simple barn like structure that takes reference from similar local estate/agricultural buildings, completes the facilities with WC’s and two inclusive changing rooms for less able bodied users, along with an equipment/maintenance store and an office.

Orientation of the pavilion is influenced by the positioning of the two cricket squares to ensure the setting sun does not unduly restrict play nor viewing of the games. The relationship of the team changing rooms relate to the wicket it serves. The design is sensitive to the setting of the registered park and gardens and the proximity of the adjacent Grade I listed buildings and has received full support for the proposals, with comments being given as the design solution progressed from The Duke and Duchess of Rutland and The Belvoir Estate.

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  • Architects: HSSP