Architectural Award for the David Case Pavilion
Citizens Association have named the David Case Pavilion as a ‘Highly Commended’
winner of the 2017 Environment Awards.
Grimsdale, Berkhamsted School’s Strategic Project Manager, and architect Gordon
Innes (ConceptWorld) received the award from Lindy Foster Weinreb, Chairman of
reviewing projects including buildings, extensions, renovations and landscaping
in the local area, the panel of judges concluded the David Case Pavilion to
have contributed most to enhancing the environment of the town.
pavilion on Chesham Fields is named in memory of David Case, a student and
captain of the 1st XV Rugby team at Berkhamsted, who died in a
tragic car accident while in his final year at the School in 1983. The
construction of the new pavilion was funded through generous donations by the
Case family and many other donors.
The Berkhamsted Citizens Association said “The
committee felt overall that there was lovely use of materials of great quality
for a simple building with a utilitarian purpose.”
The Pavilion, located on Green Belt, can be
viewed from panoramic angles by passers-by and the school community who are using
the fields. It replaces a 1920s pavilion while restoring many of its
original features including the notable clock tower.
The new pavilion has brickwork plinths and
feather edged timber boarding. Cedar shingle tiles were used to all roofs to
complement the existing changing room roof. The pavilion roof is designed
to reduce the impact on the environment and mirror the existing pavilion.
Berkhamsted School’s Environment Award Honours
1987 Haresfoot School (now Berkhamsted Pre-Prep)
– highly commended
1993 Berkhamsted School Swimming Pool – commended
2000 Prep School Churchill Building – commended
2001 Sports Pavilion, CheshamRoad – commended
2005 Knox-Johnston Sports Centre – commended
2008 – Chadwick Centre – plaque for outstanding
2012 – Nash-Harris Building – commended
2017 David Case Pavilion – highly commended