Pavilion for The Prebendal School

With the planning application now validated we can finally reveal our design for the brand new & relocated sports pavilion for The Prebendal School in Chichester⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.
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The original 1960’s wooden pavilion was lost to fire last year much to great sadness from the teachers, pupils & parents. It was also a huge loss to Whyke football club whose weekend patronage meant they also lost their branded kit & all their equipment for the clubs junior teams. ⁣
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It’s taken many months & hours of consultation (with the Head & Governors, the loss adjusters, insurers, teachers & pupils) to create a design that not only answers the current demands of the school and outside clubs using the space now but also looking to the future & Chichester’s wider community of users.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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We might think of school pavilions for just cricket and afternoon tea but this new building needed to deliver a space that would facilitate many of the uses we know the school & local clubs would benefit from. It needed a warm and large space to be able to change kit, an area to create food, a place to shield from the weather & an adaptable new multi function space with cleverly designed storage.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The new pavilion is larger with a nod to its heritage with the use of charred external cladding. We wanted it to be modern with its beautiful glazing yet with a soft sympathetic profile for its location on the school’s playing fields, so we used locally sourced chestnut shakes (tiles) for the roof.
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We all know these are challenging times but good things are still possible. The fire was devastating but we hope this new building is a little ray of sunshine.

The Prebendal School Pavilion