The Pavilion Project


The Pavilion Project is a not-for–profit, community-led organisation which is working with Winchester City Council and award-winning Winchester architect AR Design to replace the dilapidated cricket pavilion and scoring hut at North Walls Recreation Ground with one
architecturally distinctive pavilion, serving both cricket pitches.

The pitches at North Walls are the best public-access cricket facilities in Winchester; and unique in that they serve the needs of not just one cricket club, rather many cricket clubs from across the district that regard this location as their ‘home’ ground. Whilst this new
building will be first and foremost a cricket pavilion - designed to meet English Cricket Board guidelines - there is an opportunity for a new pavilion to have additional uses. Other sports groups have shown a keen interest in, and support for, the proposals; and a new pavilion could be used by community groups for non-sporting activities, too. The current pavilion stands empty and unused for a large part of the year – even during the cricket season – and the new facility could be a useful asset for local, and wider, community purposes. Local schools and colleges have also expressed an interest.

Winchester City Council has already allocated £300,000 towards a new pavilion. The Pavilion Project’s vision is to raise funds, and seek grants, to double the Council’s budget. This will enable us to provide an enhanced, modern, accessible and sustainable facility; our conceptual design you will see in the PDF document which can be downloaded below. Approval to fundraise was granted by the Town Forum in September 2016. The target date for a new pavilion is early summer 2018.

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