Case Study: St Edward’s Cricket Pavilion
This new sports pavilion designed by John Pawson, the RIBA award winning architect, meets all the objectives of our client, St Edward’s School in Oxford. It needed to be seen as a landmark building for such a public site on the school’s campus as well as follow the the fundamental concept of a cricket pavilion – a good vantage point for viewing the sporting action and include a long room, changing rooms, kitchen and circulation space.
This beautiful building has simple lines with dramatic elevations, and as with all John Pawson buildings, the devil and beauty is in the rigorous subtlety of the design and attention to detail. Carefully sited on a raised grass mound to maximise the views out, the horizontal white lines created by the marble floor and roof reflect the chalk creases on the field.
- Single storey building comprising meeting/function room, changing rooms, shower facilities and kitchen
- Traditional foundations with beam & block floor
- External walls constructed from Forticrete fair faced blocks clad externally with European Oak supplied by Dinesen.
- Internal walls constructed from Forticrete fair faced blocks.
- Roof structure TJI joists with steelwork to support roof overhang.
- Roof covering single ply membrane.
- Roof perimeter – fascia clad with Marmi natural marble supported on Ancon stainless steel angles and soffit finished with Sto render
- Window – purpose made aluminium sliding screen supplied and installed by Fineline Aluminium
- Floor finish – Ronacrete screed with epoxy finish
- Ceilings finished with plasterboard & skim
- Perimeter of veranda clad with natural marble
- Mechanical installation including underfloor heating and air source heat pump.
- Electrical Installation including light fittings supplied by Whitegoods
- Locker benches by Independent lockers
Award winning project
This project is an Oxfordshire Preservation Trust 2010 Award Winner
We are about to take on a beautiful, brilliantly-made building that I am sure will win awards. Cooper Construction has played a massive part in the success of the project.
- Stephen Withers Green, Bursar, St Edward’s School