24 Nov Magnificent New Somerset Pavilion is Officially Open
The stunning new facility for Somerset County Cricket Club, which was project managed by Ward Williams Associates, was officially opened on Friday by Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Colin Graves.
The £3.8 million state of the art development replaced the Old Pavilion building and now brings the ground up to the technical specification required to host one-day International cricket. The facility encompasses tiered ground and top floor seating areas with amenities, café/bistro, high quality boxes, roof terrace and media centre.
Somerset CCC Chairman Andy Nash said: “The opening of the new Somerset Pavilion is a pivotal time in the long history of Somerset County Cricket Club. It represents the completion of Phase 4 of the staged redevelopment of one of cricket’s most famous County grounds.
It will also achieve Category B status, provisionally granted to us by the ECB in 2013 and so secures international cricket at The County Ground”. “The teamwork required to deliver a project of this scale and complexity on budget has been exemplary”.
Chief Executive Guy Lavender said: “This is a huge moment for everyone connected to the Club. The opening of this building will see Somerset County Cricket Club move to the next level both on and off the field. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported this project so generously. We are exceptionally proud of the Somerset Pavilion and I am sure that everyone who uses the facility, whether that be for a conference, a wedding reception or for watching cricket will be suitably impressed by their experience.
Senior Associate Director, Rachel Price, commented: “Project Managing the Somerset Pavilion and watching the transformation of the Ground along with the Club’s success in securing International Cricket has been a pleasure. The design of the scheme commenced in 2012, and has required close liaison to ensure that the facilities meet all Stakeholders requirements. Works commenced on site in September 2014 and the finished result is a building of which we are all incredibly proud. We wish the Club all the very best in the use of their new building”.