The existing Pavilion here at King George’s Field has served the community of Sonning for more than 100 years but, for some time, has failed to meet current standards in terms of accommodation, space standards, statutory regulations and sustainability. Anderson Orr Architects obtained detailed Planning Consent for a new sports pavilion in February 2018. The pavilion, comprising a floor area of 290m2 over 2 floors, is overtly traditional in form & appearance with a symmetrical principal elevation facing across the playing areas. Constructed of masonry, with timber boarded walls under a clay tile roof, the use of good quality natural materials will quickly assimilate the pavilion into its rural context.
The pavilion accommodates 3 dressing rooms (which can be male or female, and will allow males and females to change separately when playing in the same game), umpires/referees changing room, commensurate W.C. and showering facilities, clubroom, bar and kitchen together with a meeting space, store room and viewing balcony on the first floor.
The proposed new building has been sited broadly in the same location as the existing pavilion but with better orientation towards the main cricket pitch thereby improving connections between pavilion and playing area, which will be to the benefit of the players, officials, and spectators.
This is an exciting project which, when completed, will provide a high quality pavilion which will serve Sonning village and the wider community for the next 100 years!
Anderson Orr Architects: www.andersonorr.com