COMMUNITY & LEISURE
KING GEORGE playing fields,
The new pavilion at King George V playing fields at Bar End Winchester is due to be completed by the end of Spring 2024. The building will house 6 changing rooms on the ground floor and a community space with fitted kitchen with associated events space on the second floor. This then leads onto the viewing terrace for keen parents to grab a coffee whilst watching their kids getting stuck in on the pitches.
The building is fully accessible, with a lift to the first floor café and terrace.
The building will be BREEAM Excellent with sustainable features including natural ventilation for summer cooling, a green roof, Air Source heat pumps and solar panels.
As well as the sporting groups which will make use of the pavilion, it will also be available for community groups and private hire.
We worked directly with the Main Contractor Milestone regeneration to complete the design from planning stages and oversee the project until its completion. This was under a Design and Build Appointment.
The programme for the project dictated that a fast start on site was required so in conjunction with the Structural engineer and MEP consultant we worked ahead of the normal design programme to resolve any issues relating to the the foundations or the steel frame.
The suppliers produced their design in both PDF and Revit format which allowed the design team to quickly review the finalised steelwork design so that an early site start could be achieved to meet the demanding programme.
Careful co-ordination of windows and cladding also had to take place to ensure gaps in the boards and windows aligned correctly. Credit must go to the cladding installers whose helping hand brackets were perfectly aligned allowing the rivets on the end product to read as a continuous line with very little deviation. They also ensured any visible base brackets were sprayed black so that they could not be seen.
The Air source heat pumps, solar panels, natural ventilation and green roof all contribute to allow the scheme to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating meaning its longer term running costs will be lower.
The Pavilion is due to be handed over shortly to become the home of Winchester City Flyers in the winter and for cricket during the summer months and is an autstanding asset for the local community delivered to an excellent quality by the main contractor Milestone on behalf of Winchester City Council.
Structures - Scott White and Hookins
MEP - CPW
Principle Designer - Havio
Fire - Salus
Steel Frame - Weldrite Structures
Brickwork - GP Masonry
Cladding - CSW