The Pavilion

The present pavilion was put in place circa 1972 and has over the years provided meeting, eating and changing facilities for field users. For the past few years it has not been considered as meeting modern standards. It does however, with the hard work of dedicated volunteers, still provide some facilities for field users.

 

The old pavilion at Finningley & Blaxton Playing Field circa 2016
The old pavilion

As long ago as the early 1990’s the Playing Fields Association started a fund to replace the present pavilion with something more “fit for purpose”.

Over the years, in conjunction with Blaxton and Finningley Parish Councils they have raised and / or acquired funds. In 2015 it became possible to consider a replacement.

Planning permission was sought and granted in September 2015 for a new facility. The tendering process began in November 2015 and the contractor selected in January 2016.

Work will commence in April 2016 and will take about 20 weeks. The new pavilion should be available for use from September 2016. An Architect drawing of new pavilion (front) is shown below.

The new pavilion at Finningley & Blaxton Playing Field
The new pavilion

The new pavilion will contain a meeting / dining area, kitchen, two changing rooms with showers, a referee changing room with shower, toilet facilities (including for people with disabilities), outside toilet facilities and secure storage.

Follow the build progress on this page where we’ll add more pictures of the process

The journey begins
The journey begins

 

No Turning Back
No going back

 

Footings to be poured 25th April
Footings to be poured 25th April

 

The New Beginnings
The new beginnings

 

Taking Shape
Taking shape

 

Working up to Roof Height
Working up to roof height

 

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Roof timbers delivered

 

View from Above
View from above

 

Roof Takes Shape
Roof Takes Shape

 

Roof Tiles Next Job
Roof Tiles Next Job