Pavilions and Clubhouses

Pavilions and Clubhouse (TS5) provides practical advice for cricket club officials and designers when planning pavilions and clubhouses. The intention of TS5 is to guide and inform, leaving opportunity for clubs to influence the design of their pavilion in response to their needs and aspirations, and also the opportunities and constraints the site present.

Five pavilions have been designed and illustrated to demonstrate just some of the ways guidance note TS5 can be interpreted in response to the unique needs, opportunities and constraints of a project. The pavilions explore alternative layouts and massing to show a range of options in addition to traditional pavilion design to assist clients and their designers to create the next generation of inspiring pavilions and clubhouses.

ECB's new TS5 document on Pavilions and Clubhouses is available to download here on

TS5 Pavilions And Clubhouses

This document is one of a series of technical guidance notes for cricket accommodation and pitches produced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The aim of this guide is to provide practical advice for cricket club officials and designers when planning pavilions and clubhouses. It applies to new buildings and alterations to existing facilities.

Download TS5:

Pavilions and Clubhouses (TS5) (2.6 MB)


TS5 Illustration

An example illustration from Pavilions and Clubhouses

The information in TS5 is relevant when the accommodation serves cricket exclusively or as part of a mixed-sport facility. It should be read in conjunction with Sport England guidance notes and, when part of a shared facility, the guidance notes of the relevant sports national governing bodies (NGBs).

The main points to be addressed when planning pavilions and clubhouses are set out and there is a mixture of information that should be followed closely and advice where the solution could be more fluid.

What makes a good pavilion?

TS5 Illustration

Example team changing room illustrations taken from TS5

There are many aspects to a good pavilion but mainly it should serve the current and future needs of the club, players, officials and spectators of all ages, culture, ability
and gender.

It should also be attractive, high quality, efficient, economical to maintain and give value for money. Addressing issues such as design, site, orientation, composition, accommodation, size and arrangement of spaces, flexibility, sustainability, energy performance, materials, robustness, security and costs will make the best use of available money and guide the project towards a successful outcome.

Penzance CC's fantastic new pavilion will be used by the club and nearby Penwith College, which will also boost women's and girls' cricket in the local area