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Broadclyst Pavilion, Broadclyst

Client: Broadclyst Parish Council
Area: 250 m²
Stage: Completed in May 2000
Building costs: £400k
Description: New Build

This project is located within a conservation area, in the heart of the National Trust village of Broadclyst. As a result, in addition to the normal Local Authority consents, it required approval from the Trust’s Architectural Panel. The site is on the edge of the village’s recreation ground and, in addition to the provision of the sports pavilion, the development included a new bowling green, 4 tennis courts and a car and cycle park.

The new building was for the joint-use of the tennis and bowling clubs, and the football club, which uses the recreation ground for its “home” matches. The new, single-storey building, which overlooks the bowling green, contains 2 “team” changing rooms, shower and toilet accommodation, a small office, a kitchen and a larger multi-purpose room. There are also storage facilities for the various organisations that use the building.

The style and treatment of the new building is a reinterpretation of a traditional sports pavilion design, but also refers to the architecture of adjoining traditional village buildings. The main elevation is almost symmetrical in form and has 3 small gables on the front of its hip-ended roof. The use of materials follows the palette prevalent in the surrounding buildings. The roof finish is an orange-brown plain tile, whilst the walls are a mellow facebrick. The windows are colour-coated aluminium, but there is also the use of robust timber elements, such as posts and brackets.

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