Basingstoke Sports Pavilion
Design submitted for planning
23 May 2019
We’ve submitted a planning application to replace the outdated sports and social club building at May’s Bounty cricket ground in Basingstoke with a new contemporary pavilion. The aspiration is for the town to host Hampshire County cricket matches once again, with the facility also becoming a new home for a local rugby, football and squash club.
The proposal includes international standard cricket changing facilities, three squash courts, club bar with members lounge and a flexible function space with capacity of up to 150 people.
The pavilion form consists of two carved brick blocks which together create a plinth to accommodate the changing room spaces. An external terrace wraps around the first floor providing 360 degree views to the surrounding sports pitches. A rhythmic folded canopy above provides shelter to the terrace and the first floor social space.
We have been working closely with Basingstoke Sports & Social Club, Hampshire County Cricket and the English Cricket Board to get the funding for the building in place and we’re thrilled with the positive response the project has already received from the local council and national sporting bodies.
Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller visited the site last month to discuss the project. She commented:
‘I was very interested to see the architects’ plans for the new pavilion – it would be fantastic to have an iconic building like this in the centre of town.
The building would also provide much needed female changing facilities, enabling more girls and women to participate in sport at this location.’