This video presents the new community pavilion constructed by Sports Clubhouses for the Brocus Community Pavilion Charity group that represents the various building users. The pavilion was constructed using a timber frame form of construction that was designed to perfectly suit the surrounding tree-laden landscape. The pavilion commenced works in late 2015 and opened in 2016.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Newdigate is a beautiful, leafy village in Surrey and plays host to a very tight, local community where people regularly come together as a community. The existing sports pavilion and scout building were, whilst standing, barely able to cope with the ever increasing community usage. Consequently, the Brocus Community Pavilion Charity was formed by the leading members of the various user groups of the buildings to work together to propose a replacement facility that would better serve the future interests of Newdigate.
A design proposal was put forward that provided a large community pavilion space adjoined to a grounds storage and multi-use function space primarily targeted at the existing scout group. The plan was submitted to planning and formal acceptance was granted. With planning in place, the project group set out to raise the required funding required to make their dream a reality. A couple of years down the line, and after exhaustive community fundraising and grant aid, the Charity were able to raise significant funding if not the complete finance required to deliver the entire project.
Sports Clubhouses were engaged at this stage to put together a design and build proposal that would take the concept design and create this into a design and build solution that could meet the available funding. With funding being relatively tight, and on a difficult site to construct, Sports Clubhouses worked closely with the project team to provide a design and manage solution that saved over £70,000 on initially budgeted costs in the ground and enabled the project to commence.
The construction works faced some challenges during construction including a heavy clay soil that made groundworks almost impossible. Sports Clubhouses found a screw pile solution that, realistically, was the only foundation design possible on such a site. The trees that made this site so unique also contributed significantly to the complexity of the build. However, despite these challenges, the main frame of the building was completed and, in an effort to maximise the usage of the available funding, Sports Clubhouses handed over the final finishings of the build to the project team so that they could benefit on the considerable savings that could be garnered by employing club members and local trades at heavily discounted rates.
The project was completed in 2015 with the official summer pavilion opening in June 2016.
The building is constructed using a timber frame method of construction built on screw piles that allowed the building to be raised off the ground which provides the magnificent views from the balcony. Timber frame has very good energy retention qualities which will help minimise ongoing energy bills. The bar in the main clubroom has large sliding doors that provide fantastic views of the sports area and local village from both the bar, kitchen and external balcony space with the doors fully opened on hot, summer days.
For more information about the facility or to hire any of the available spaces please visit the Brocus Pavilion website – brocuspavilion.org.uk