George V Pavilion Cambridge

George V Pavilion Cambridge

George V Pavilion in Trumpington, Cambridge, was once a derelict shell, less then half its current size, that had suffered from repeated attacks of vandalism.  The brief from the client, Cambridge City Council, was not only to design a new and much-needed amenity at the heart of the community, but to engage with that community and bring about a sense of collective ownership of the project.

2006–2009
Client: Cambridge City Council
Project Status: Completed
Budget: £450,000

The focus of the new interior of the pavilion is a generous multi-purpose hall whose structure, linings and furniture have all been designed to allow the space to be used in a variety of different ways and for different activities.  At the front of the building a generous new canopy provides shelter and an informal meeting place.

The façade of the building is constructed with a steel mesh layered in front of glazing and fluted polycarbonate cladding panels.  Artist Michael Tuck developed and implemented a bespoke and colourful treatment for the façade by carefully dripping gloss paint into the fluted polycarbonate panels, during workshops with local groups.

This project was carried out in collaboration with 5th Studio architects.

Architects

5th Studio

Construction Cost Consultants

Sherriff Tiplady Associates

Structural Engineer

Ramboll

Photographer

David Grandorge

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