Cherry Hinton Football Pavilion
Hutchinson’s are carrying out a major re-build and extension of the Cherry Hinton Recreation Ground Pavilion in Cambridgeshire.
The Pavilion is home to Cherry Hinton FC and the Cherry Hinton Lions and the project is being undertaken by Cambridgeshire City Council to ensure the teams’ facilities can match their playing success and meet the requirements of the FA’s Charter Standard.
This is a very important community project for Cherry Hinton and the Cambridge area, as the new changing facilities will serve three senior and 17 youth football teams, the latter ranging from under 6 to under 17. Cherry Hinton FC play in the Cambridgeshire County League and the Lions play in the Cambridgeshire FA Mini Soccer and Cambridge and District Colts leagues. As well as new changing rooms, including officials changing rooms, when complete the Pavilion will more than double the capacity of the old facility, providing 26 showers, a new kitchen, external store, and meeting facilities.
Whilst originally scheduled and planned as an extension, the original building was discovered to be suffering from extensive timber decay and so much of the original walls and roof had to be replaced. A new water supply is also required, which needs to be brought in from the main in the High Street and whilst these works are now well advanced, the unforeseen defects did cause significant delay to the Project, which is now scheduled to open in February 2017.
"Hutchinson’s are without out doubt one of the best firms (of builders) I have ever dealt with. They are very thorough, their staff are excellent, and they are very focused on quality. The close involvement of Martin West and Robert Hutchinson made sure that no details were left unattended and Peter Dolling’s very close and hands-on management of the project gives great confidence that everything aspect of the job gets finished to a high standard. They have been a pleasure to work with and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them."
"The Gamlingay Eco Hub – A terrific use of space bringing the whole community together. Superb finish and attention to detail."
"Thanks to Hutchinsons building the Eco Hub so well, the Eco Hub has just been entered for another national award, this time by SCAMBS District Council themselves. The LABC Award is for Building Excellence and is all about the essence of good buildings shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. As an architect, I am not surprised that Hutchinsons are starting to win national recognition for high quality construction. Here’s hoping we win this one too."
Mark Brandon, RSPB
"The wall at the entrance has been rebuilt and widened, the shop has a much needed new storage area and there is a much larger and welcoming Visitor Reception building to meet and greet visitors."
"G&S Hutchinson provided a very helpful, flexible and friendly service under difficult circumstances with Huntingdon Bus Station remaining operational whilst the works were being carried out."
Harrogate Civic Society Judging Panel
"Achieving the seemingly impossible task of bringing the building back into use without damaging any of the historic features which make this building part of Harrogate’s heritage."