Sports Pavilion Concept Design

Worthing, UK

Services:

Architecture & Planning

Client:

Worthing United Youth Football Club

End User:

Worthing United Youth Football Club

Project Value:

TBC

Completion:

TBC

RIBA Stages:

1-2

Worthing United Youth Football Club has more than 400 young footballers and 30 youth teams from under 5s to under 16s. Their home ground, Hill Barn, currently has 14 football pitches and was identified by the Football Foundation as a priority project as part of the Foundation’s Local Project Facility Plan, with specific reference to ‘Poor Quality Pavilions’.

Worthing United Youth engaged with Fatkin to undertake a concept/feasibility for a pavilion redevelopment as part of Worthing United Youth’s endeavours to continue their work within the community. Improving local relationships with BAME and IMD / lower social economic groups through mini-soccer, small-sided teams and leagues, and for both youth females and youth males.

The initial response and subsequently developed option centred on rationalising Worthing United Youth’s accommodation requirements within a limited, existing footprint. Inspired by Forest Green Rovers ‘Another Way’ initiative, Fatkin refined a costed, sustainable, spatially efficient proposal with a focus on sensitive design for young people and wider community purposes.

 The report was submitted to the client in January 2022.