Caerleon Cricket Pavilion 

Newport City Council

Joint Project of the Year Winner 2004

Client Continuing Learning and Leisure, Newport City Council
Contract Value £680,202.84
Date of Practical Completion 9th June 2003
Architect Davies Sutton Architecture
Quantity Surveyor Davis, Langdon & Everest
Mechanical Engineer McCann & Partners
Electrical Engineer McCann & Partners
Structural Engineer Veryards Ltd
Planning Supervisor Davis, Langdon & Everest

The new cricket pavilion replaced an existing one on Broadway in Caerleon.  The Roman Amphitheatre is just 75m away on the other side of Broadway and the area attracts many visitors.

The new building accommodates changing facilities for cricket and rugby, an exhibition area which can be used as a creche and public toilets for visitors to the historic area. The design of the building, whilst being practical and robust, is also sensitive to its surroundings.

The design is based upon a traditional cricket pavilion as it is thought that this iconic building type sits comfortably in a open rural/playing-fields setting. The design is nevertheless intended to produce a ‘building of its time’ and results in a blend of traditional and modern architecture.

The building is orientated around the cricket and rugby pitches and therefore portrays two faces. A 3m high pennant stone boundary wall has been constructed along Broadway and the new building built up against it.