The Pavilion

Birmingham City University, Birmingham

The University required a replacement changing and social facility for their outdoor sports grounds in North Birmingham.  Following a design competition in 1996 the practice were appointed to design two sports buildings and a campus of student accommodation.  Working with the estates team, sports staff and the student’s union we developed a striking new building for the site.  Having developed a detailed set of drawings the project was tendered using a design and build procurement route, with our practice novated to Interserve.  The building provides space for 22 teams to change, with conference accommodation and bars located on the first floor.

To create the striking curved roof form and large open plan spaces at first floor, a steel frame was selected with concrete pre-cast floor slabs.  The exterior was clad with a variety of brickwork and steel cladding.  Internally the finishes chosen were low maintenance and contemporary.