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Brockhamton Cricket Club

A view of the pavilion on match day. The buildings are clad in coloured timber of varying widths and have articulated pitch roofs.
Project: Brockhamton Cricket Club

Project facts

Client: Private
Location: Brockhampton, Herefordshire
Size: 400m²

Project description

We were invited to submit designs for a new cricket pavilion in Herefordshire – the brief asked for a building that focussed on the social aspects of club cricket, with the ability for the space to be used year round – for events, weddings and parties.

Brockhampton is the only cricket club in the county with a girls and ladies team. There are two pitches that sit within a larger estate also containing the ornate Grade 1 listed All Saints Church.

Our design references the forms and colours of the church and nearby mansion house – both built from locally quarried red sandstone. We loved some of the qualities of the existing timber clad buildings on the site – they are oriented to make the most of spectacular views over the landscape and sit comfortably against the backdrop of mature, tall trees.

We were conscious of budget and designed two simple timber-framed pitched-roof buildings clad in coloured timber. The colours chosen are synonymous with cricket – red balls and white playing kit.

Project images

A site plan showing the proposal in context. The buildings are angled to make the most of spectacular views over the landscape.
An aerial sketch of the proposal. There is spectator seating set into the grassy bank.
The ground floor plan. The proposal is formed of two buildings - one contains changing rooms and the other a function room, bar and kitchen. The external space is key - there are benches, planting, a BBQ and fire pit.
A sketch showing the long view through a gap between the two buildings.
The 'batsman's steps' leading down from the changing rooms. These are framed by two cherry trees.
A sketch showing the terrace outside the changing rooms with window seats sheltered underneath canopies.
A sketch of the timber pitched roof function room. There is a semi-circular roof light, bar and window.
A view of the two buildings from the cricket pitch. The cladding is an arrangement of horizontal and vertical boards - with narrower timbers above doors and below windows.
1:250 card and paper model. The building sits in front of a line of mature trees.
1:250 card and paper model. The building sits in front of a line of mature trees.
A view of the pavilion in the evening with people dancing in the function room. This space can be used for weddings, events or parties.