Choose Cumbria
News Dallam Pavilion 645X400

New pavilion to boost education in South Cumbria

Published on: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Categorised under: Learn , Cumbria, Education, Investment

Pupils at a South Cumbria school are benefiting from a new sports pavilion.

The brand new £400,000 facility has opened at Dallam School, in Milnthorpe.

It replaces the former building which was destroyed by a fire in 2012.

The 250 square meter pavilion has been built in memory of the late John Handley, a former governor of Dallam School, and comprises changing rooms, first aid facilities, bathrooms and a kitchen, as well as a social space.

The project has been overseen by Lancaster-based architecture practice Harrison Pitt Architects, while ACE Design and Build built the new pavilion on behalf of Dallam School.

Richard Wooldridge, a director at Harrison Pitt Architects, said: “The new facility has been designed sensitively using natural materials including timber cladding to provide a robust structure while keeping in with the rural surroundings.

“Since the former pavilion burnt down, the students have had to use the washing facilities over at the Heversham campus, so it’s great to finally make use of the space again.”

Chris Milne, chair of governors, added: “The building of the pavilion has secured the long-term future of Tristram’s as a playing field for both the school and the local community.

“The new sports pavilion also complements the impressive new conference facilities at the Alexander Hall at the Heversham site. I am sure John Handley would be very proud of the scheme.”

The scheme has been supported by National Lottery funding, with Sport England providing £150,000 through its Inspired Facilities fund to help build the pavilion.

Subscribe to our newsletter: get a glimpse of what it's really like to live and work in Cumbria.