Council: Little Knavesmire Pavilion scores a rebuild

14 Mar 2013 @ 1.06 pm
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An artist’s impression of the new pavilion on Little Knavesmire. Photograph: City of York Council

Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council is investing in a project which will see residents across the city benefit from brand new, state of the art sports facilities on the Little Knavesmire, off Knavesmire Road.

The existing pavilion will be replaced with a new one which will include four players’s changing rooms; two referees’s changing rooms, storage space, a Clubroom/community café and improved parking for cars and cycles.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “A condition report recently undertaken by professional consultants concluded that the 1940’s Royal Observatory Corp building, which is currently used as a clubhouse, is ready to be replaced with a modern, fit for purpose sporting facility.

“The overall cost of the new community facility is £600,000 and City of York Council is contributing £100,000 towards the building which will serve as a community venue, with potential further funding support coming from The Football Foundation, Sport England and the local and wider community which is being formulated.”

The facility is adjacent to three full-sized, four mini-soccer pitches and two cricket pitches, some of which have recently had major improvements to the drainage system and levelling. It is expected that the new facility will increase community participation from many other local sports and community groups, who would access the facility for sports sessions, meetings and social events. Construction is expected to commence in August 2013.


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