The Pavilion 2022 project is delighted to announce that Sport Clubhouses has been appointed to help oversee the new pavilion initiative through the design, planning and construction phases.
Sport Clubhouses will take the revised designs, kindly prepared by Nicki & John Braithwaite, and fine tune them into plans that we can obtain full planning permission from. Once planning has been secured, they will lead a tender process which will allow a separate firm to be appointed for the actual construction of the building itself.
Bill Gourlay, on behalf of the Pavilion 2022 Build Committee, said; “We are delighted to be partnering with a firm that has such extensive experience in designing sports pavilions. They immediately understood how important it was, given our beautiful village position, to build a pavilion that we can all be proud of.”
There is still some way to go, however, with raising the funds required to provide the village with an improved facility and so we ask everyone to continue to support the many fundraising activities that are underway.
We were very proud to host Sussex CCC on another belting hot day. Pictured are some of the best Under 12 players in the county, representing Western Warriors and Southern Sabres. They make up two of the four areas in junior cricket in Sussex. They spent the morning in training drills and had a long game in the afternoon, punctuated by plenty of drinks breaks.
It was great to bring them to ‘frontier territory’ and amid several comments of ‘we didn’t realise this was still Sussex’ the parents and coaches were complimentary about the club and the Rec.
Following the disappointing news that one of the main grant bodies (the Football Foundation) turned us down the team have been busy reviewing the design of the pavilion. The result being that rather than an all-new building, once more the existing one will have to be extended and improved.
This is an “artist’s impression” , the final build designs will appear c.Q3 2018 for planning approval in Q4 2018.
The dormers are partially aesthetic, to break up the long roof, and partially to create storage space, it is not a second floor.
New clay-like tiles will be used for the roof in order to soften the appearance.
Current red brick areas will be wood clad in order to soften the appearance.