Design considerations

We have listened to the Council, park users, neighbours and local residents and thanks to funds raised by the community, we have been able to develop a proposal that:

  • Provides facilities to extend use of the park to the whole community
  • Is green and sustainable by design
  • Will be open year-round
  • Provides storage for the sports clubs who use the park
  • Caters for people who live close by
  • Will be financially sustainable after it is opened, including covering the costs of keeping loos open
  • Can be financed through grants and donations
  • Will minimise the negative effects on neighbours
  • Will improve the local environment

An FAQs page sets out the considerations that are built in to the design.

 

 

Design

You can view and comment on the full plans on the Richmond Council planning portal. Meanwhile, here are some sketches of the proposal

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Environment & sustainability

We aim to improve the environment as part of the Pavilion regeneration. If you have an interest in the environment and have some time to help us, please join our environmental committee by clicking here

With environmental impact at the forefront of our vision, the Pavilion's meadow roof will increase the habitats available to birds, bees, butterflies and insects.  
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To minimise the impact onthe environment & CO2 emissions the plans we have sumitted propose:
  • We use an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) to cut down our carbon footprint. 
  • We include solar electricity generation in our design (on the rain shelter). 
  • A meadow roof on the new Pavilion to promote biodiversity and create a net gain in wildlife habitat. The green roof will also reduce surface water discharge and contribute to the cooling of the building in summer without the need to use energy.
  • As electrical systems (ASHP) are specified to provide space and hot water heating, there are no NOX or particulate matter emissions that would impact on local air quality.
  • Low water consuming kitchen taps and other fittings.
  • Triple glazing.
  • High levels of insulation.
  • Good levels of natural daylight will reduce the need for artificial lighting.
  • Energy-efficient lighting.