Tensile Fabric Pavilion Canopy
The Nursery Pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground was constructed in 1999 to provide a venue for match day hospitality. Overlooking the Nursery Ground which is used by players to warm up before a match, the pavilion was in need of refurbishment. The brief was for a direct replacement following the exact same roof line, in order to meet planning constraints.
Thanks to innovations in tensile fabric, Base was able to suggest replacing the original 18 piece fabric structure with a single piece design, eliminating the need for the original unsightly metal clamps and speeding up the manufacturing and installation process.
The resulting canopy is a five cone tensile structure using 1900m2 of architectural PVC fabric, requiring an unusual five crane lift for installation. Base’s role included removal of the old pavilion fabric canopy, the detail design, manufacture and the installation of the new replacement. We also oversaw the refurbishment of structural steel and a flat roof structure.