Farington Cricket

Project: Farington Cricket
Client: Lancashire County Council
Location: Farington, Lancashire
Sector: Sports and Leisure
Services: Project Manager/Employer’s Agent
Scale: 13 Acres
Programme: Due on site 2022

Summary
Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Cricket are creating a new, year-round high-quality sports facility in Farington, bringing together elite and community cricket in one development.

The development comprises two full-size pitches with natural sloping areas for spectators, along with a pavilion, which will provide hospitality facilities. There will be seating and temporary seating areas, with natural grass terracing provided to enable spectators to be accommodated in designated locations on the site.

A single pavilion building will support both pitches, providing changing and fitness facilities for players. Hospitality and events facilities could also be provided within the pavilion. An outdoor covered net facility is also included in the development.

Challenges
CHROMA are providing pre-construction Project Management services. Appointed at the beginning of RIBA Stage 1, CHROMA has managed the preparation of the project Feasibility Study and Development Brief in preparation for submission of the Planning Application.

The site is located in the greenbelt though the nature of the proposed development is predominantly sports fields and limited construction of buildings. The proposals have been sensitively designed to preserve the openness of the Green Belt.

Manchester

Residential

183 Units