University College School Sports Pavilion
A new sports pavilion for University College School at Ranulf Road.
The UCS playing fields occupy a site just north of Hampstead Cemetery in North London. The site is a remnant of the farmland, traversed by a footpath running along an old field boundary. In 2015 MBA won an invited competition to design a new sports pavilion on the site.
A thorough analysis of the site’s topography and the wider views led to a radical design for a pavilion in two parts, linked by a bridge angled westwards to align precisely with the Wembley arch. The proposals include a larger sports pavilion on the west side faction the main pitches with a long, south facing viewing terrace, and a smaller pavilion on the east agreed south east towards the smaller cricket pitch nd all weather surfaces. The link, a glass fronted cube, straddles the footpath . Other improvements include a new grounds maintenance building and new landscaping, including vehicular access from Farm Avenue with on-site parking to ease pressure on surrounding streets.
The pitches have also been upgraded. Construction commenced in summer 2017 and completion is due in autumn/winter of 2018.Read less.
- Frognal, London, UK
- Project Architect
- Marcus Beale
- Job Architect
- James Donlon