Leeds Unveils Plans for Cricket Pavilion

1 May 2008 (Last Updated May 1st, 2008 11:30)

Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire County Cricket Club have submitted plans for the new Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Leeds. The pavilion will provide world-class cricket, media and hospitality facilities with the functions of a university teaching faculty to provide a

Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire County Cricket Club have submitted plans for the new Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Leeds.

The pavilion will provide world-class cricket, media and hospitality facilities with the functions of a university teaching faculty to provide a unique integrated development.

Designed by Will Alsop, the design will replace and upgrade the existing Yorkshire County Cricket Club facilities at the cricket ground, while providing first-class teaching space for the university.

The five-storey building features a naturalistic green, white and glazed exterior featuring green rainscreen cladding with varied perforations, pitches and tones.

The upper three floors of the pavilion are enclosed by facetted, triangular perforated, metal panels, while the upper ground and lower ground floors are enclosed with frameless curtain walling to maximise the openness and transparency at entrance level.

Above the third floor, triangular metal panels reappear in the form of an overhanging roof shade to the glazed south elevation.

Construction is scheduled to start construction later this year following the conclusion of the 2008 cricket season, and is due for completion in 2010.

By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh