By: Andrew Payn, Operations Director
Work has started this week on a new pavilion at Framlingham College. The new building will complement the existing pavilion and reflect the design of the new Sixth Form Centre built in 2014 on the opposite side of the main cricket pitch.
The pavilion will provide a multi-use function space and additional changing rooms and spectators will benefit from a new coffee bar and spectacular views over the cricket and two artificial hockey pitches from inside and outside viewing areas. This will enhance the well-established range of tournaments and matches hosted at Framlingham College and provide children and parents at the College, its Prep School at Brandeston Hall and other visiting schools and community groups with a spectacular new facility.
The Headmaster Paul Taylor is delighted that work has begun: ‘This project has been in our plans for some years and is an exciting addition to our superb facilities. We have established a reputation for excellence in sport and I am pleased that this pavilion will enhance that position as well as offering a new centre for presentations, lectures and other aspects of a general education at the school. Although it is referred to as a ‘pavilion’, I am very pleased that it will offer a range of opportunities across the wider aspects of school life.’
Funding for the project is largely due to a generous legacy from the estate of Yela Fowler, which she made through the Society of Old Framlinghamians, in memory of her late husband Derek Fowler DFM who attended the College from 1935 to 1940.
The building is a designed by Sports Clubhouses based in Surrey and will be project managed by Synergy LLP. It is due to be completed in Summer 2017 and a significant element of the work will be undertaken by local contractor Hudsons Ltd based in Framlingham.