New Spalding pavilion recommended for approval

The proposed pavilion ANL-160119-140646001
The proposed pavilion ANL-160119-140646001
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Planning councillors will meet on Wednesday evening to consider granting permission for the proposed new pavilion at Ayscoughfee Hall gardens in Spalding.

Officers are recommending the existing pavilion be demolished to make way for a new one, which is described as a “modern interpretation of an oak framed structure”.

South Holland District councillors will also decide whether to grant listed building consent to the new structure. Officers also recommend this is granted.

A report before councillors says the existing brick and timber construction was built in the grounds of the historic hall in the 1970s and is of “no architectural merit”.

The proposed new pavilion is designed as a contemporary functional performance space and would have a zinc panelled roof. The rear of the building can remain open or the frames can be infilled with removable panels.

The proposal, by South Holland District Council itself, has the full support of historic England. Spalding Civic Society “welcomes the unassuming contemporary design”.

No objections have been received in regard to the demolition and building of a new pavilion or to the granting of listed building consent.

It is felt that the structure would not impact on the character of the gardens, as it would be set in the quadrant already occupied by an aviary, cafe, children’s play area, bowling green and tennis courts.

This part of the gardens is separate from the rest and was altered when the hall and grounds were given to the people of Spalding as a public park in the early 20th Century.

It is felt it will sustain this historic use by being used as a performance space likely to increase public use of the grounds.


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