The project is the PARKdesigned’s entry for the latest coniston cricket pavilion competition. PARKdesigned is a creative practice with a reputation for quality and imaginative architecture, interior and structural design. We have an open studio approach in Leeds and London that ensures each individual project receives thorough investigation and analysis, resulting in a bespoke solution specifically tailored to each scheme.
Coniston Cricket Club in partnership with the Coniston Institute and Grizedale Arts recently launched a design competition for a new cricket pavilion with the Architects Journal.
Our building is to be split into three barns. A central community barn provides a flexible public space and ancillary accommodation such as toilets and kitchen facilities. The other two service barns will provide changing rooms, showers and toilets. All barns will also have bed decks located within the roof space.
Outside the cricket season the building will be available to rent as a holiday let. The visiting holiday makers will be able to rent one, two or all three barns depending on the size of the party. The form of the pavilion has been influence by the building heritage of the lake district and has taken an architectural vernacular that is familiar to both the local residents and visitors to the region. The pavilion is to use a timber shingle cladding for both the roof and the external walls. This material will weather over time and will help blend the building into its surroundings. The structure of the build is to use a lightweight SIPS (structurally insulated panels) that are simple to assemble on site. SIPS are ecologically friendly that can reduce heating bills and carbon dioxide emissions. The indicative costs for the build was £45,000 with a budget set at £70,000.