Barton Sports Pavilion


The village of Barton has a recreation ground, with football pitch, a bowling green, tennis courts and childrens play equipment.  It also has a small shed used for changing rooms, and the bowling club used a large wooden structure as their clubhouse.  With the need to improve facilities, and also add another community venue to the village, the plan was born to build a new multifunction facility.



Spearheading the campaign to raise funds were the Barton Recreation Ground Improvement Group, which consisted of many interested groups and individuals, and started fundraising locally.  Their final fundraising today amounted to a staggering £27,576.00.  (BRIG also raised funds to improve the adjacent play area during this period!)


Consultation was held within the village, following their 2004 Parish Plan, and planning started in earnest in early 2007.  A structure was eventually designed which offered two updated, clean changing rooms, suitable for any sports groups, and also a community venue, suitable for 30 people, with kitchen facilities. This is already a well-used facility, as it can be used independently of the changing rooms, and being next to the play area, is ideal for childrens parties.


The project benefited from the expertise of the person behind another successful village pavilion project at Lode, and Alan Lamb project-managed and adapted their original design to give them the best results possible. 


With ground source heat pumps providing heating,  and walls constructed from recycled highly insulated blocks,  good natural daylight and a rainwater harvesting system to provide water for the bowls green, this is a building which aims to reduce their energy consumption and keep running costs low.




WREN are glad to have been able to provide funding of £30,000 towards the community facilities within this pavilion, which opened in September 2011.  Funding was also given by South Cambs District Council, Amey Cespa (via Cambs Community Foundation), Football Foundation, Garfield Weston, Low Carbon Buildings and the Parish Council themselves.


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Dec 01, 2010
Jun 03, 2011
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