2 June 2010
The new Colin Atkinson Pavilion at
Somerset County Cricket Club (SCCC) in Taunton has been officially
opened by England cricketer Marcus Trescothick.
A team from Capita Symonds’ Bristol office
provided project management, QS and CDMC services on the scheme
which is the third phase of a plan to redevelop the Club’s County
Ground into a 15,000 capacity venue capable of hosting test
The Colin Atkinson Pavillion comprises the
400-capactity County Room on the ground floor and the 200-capacity
Long Room, plus a balcony seating area, on the first.
As well as affording SCCC members perfect
views of the action, the facility also provides the south west with
a much needed state-of-the-art conferencing and banqueting
Work started on the project in November 2009.
The previous building, housing the changing rooms, club offices,
player’s hospitality and dining room, was part demolished, extended
Despite the bad weather over the winter, which
also coincided with the roof being removed and replaced, the
project was completed in time for a live Sky TV match which saw
Somerset beat the Sussex Sharks.
This is the office’s latest project in its
long term relationship with SCCC and it is hoped that subsequent
projects will include the wider ground redevelopment, hotel
facilities and sustainable technology.