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.