Hillsborough Park Pavilion

Prue Chiles Architects, Sheffield, 2006


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Overlooking the competition green 

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  • Overlooking the competition green    
  • The pavilion sits within the wider park landscape    
  • Looking onto the practise green    
  • Intersection of the two     
  • View over the top green    
  • At night    
  • View along the loggia    
  • Opening up to the landscape    
  • Entrance lobby through to kitchen servery    
  • Clubroom with views over the park    
  • View over the stair and out across the green    
  • Sitting in the loggia    
  • Site Plan    
  • Lower Ground Floor    
  • Upper Ground Floor Plan    
  • Sections    
  • Elevations    
  • Side Elevation    
  • Sitting into the slope    
  • Two intersecting     
  • Conceptual Section    
  • Conceptual Elevation    
  • Before    
  • Before    
  • Construction section    
  • Steel screen details    

Remodelling of a 1960s pavilion to provide a state of the art crown green bowling centre and other facilities for park visitors and the local community

Based in a transformed North Sheffield heritage park, Hillsborough Park Pavilion is a contemporary re-interpretation of a traditional English building type; the sports pavilion.

The pavilion provides a new icon for the rejuvenated park - which many people first catch sight of from the Supertram that passes the park’s western edge. From the tram seat the playful striped green cladding immediately appears like a blur of foliage. Viewed from the opposite side of the park the two key volumes of the building become apparent.

The pavilion is designed to capture views over the park and out to the hills beyond. It is open and contemporary with a series of French doors along the front facade, serious looking for national bowling tournaments but welcoming for other sports and leisure facilities. The interior is unusually light and both inside and outside it adds a colourful presence to the park.


  • Begun: Aug 2005
  • Completed: Oct 2006
  • Floor area: 470m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £890,166
  • Funding: Sport England
  • Tender date: May 2005
  • Procurement: Standard Form of Building Contract Local Authorities With Quantities 1998 Edition
  • CO2 Emissions: -kg/m2/year
  • Address: Hillsborough Park, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 4HD, United Kingdom