The Winchester Pavilion Project

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The Winchester Pavilion Project

The Winchester Pavilion Project

The Winchester Pavilion Project By The Winchester Pavilion Project

To replace the no longer fit for purpose cricket pavilion serving the two public-access cricket pitches in Winchester's North Walls Rec with a year-round multi-sport pavilion and community facility.

Winchester Idea stage

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The existing pavilion, which is only used in the summer, is, as you will see from the attached photographs, well beyond the time when it should have been replaced. The proposed new one, designed for us pro bono by the award-winning Winchester architectural practice AR Design Studio, will be used all the year round, by other sports as well as cricket, and for non-sport purposes. The present pavilion generates about 1,800 person/visits per year. Before we started fundraising, we conducted a survey of potential users, which suggested that the new one will attract between 10,000 and 20,000.

What we'll deliver:

  • An iconic new community facility for Winchester
  • A public building Winchester can be proud of
  • The health, well-being and social cohesion that team sport provides
  • A building that will benefit people of all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds from across Hampshire

Why it's a great idea:

The present pavilion is used only for cricket. The survey that we conducted before we started fundraising showed that the new pavilion will be used by: • League and social cricket teams • Local primary schools, for both sporting and after-school activities; • Local secondary schools, colleges and universities; • The neighbouring Winchester Rugby Club, whose thriving 500-strong Minis players train and play on the outfields of the cricket pitches between September and March; • The very well-supported Saturday morning Park Run, (and now the Sunday morning Junior Park Run); • Bespoke Biking CIC, a local not-for-profit organisation encouraging cycling and providing training in cycling and bicycle maintenance; • Local community groups such as the heritage charity Hyde 900 for meetings. In addition, the Hampshire Cricket Board will use the pitches and the new Pavilion for Women’s soft-ball cricket, Disability Cricket and its “All Stars” programme for introducing children to cricket.

Steps to get it done:

  • When we reach our funding target of £600,000. As this is written, we are 85% of the way to it.
  • When Winchester City Council puts the project out to tender, expected to be before the end of 2019.
  • When construction begins, expected to be spring 2020.
  • When construction is completed and the new pavilion opens, expected to be before the end of 2020.

Location Winchester

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