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.