Portfolio of Richard Dawson, RIBA architect based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, providing architectural services and project management.

Construction of Triple Lane Cricket Practice Area and Perimeter Fence at a sports club in Ilkley

Location: Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire

Brief: Ben Rhydding Cricket Club approached R Dawson Architect to obtain planning permission to replace the existing practice net with a new triple lane practice facility.  The club had an astro turf practice lane in the middle of the cricket square.  When playing a match it couldn’t be used for practice or warm up.

Solution: R Dawson worked with the client and Notts Sport, the preferred supplier to design and locate practice area within the existing sports ground.

A pre-application meeting was arranged with planning and a planning application submitted.  It is a facility which complies with the ECB requirements, fully accessible and with level access.  As this is green belt land and close to the River Wharfe, a flood risk analysis under PPG25 was required in line with planning policy. Notts Sport completed the work at a cost £45000 in March 2011.

Digital Plan of the triple lane cricket nets and perimeter fence

Digital Plan of the triple lane cricket nets and perimeter fence

Ben Rhydding Cricket Club birds eye view before reconstruction of the new facility

Ben Rhydding Cricket Club birds eye view before reconstruction of the new facility