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Grange Pavilion, Cardiff

This community centre by Benham Architects and IBI Group is delightful and generous, bringing huge social value, and won Grange Pavilion CIO the RSAW Client of the Year award

Grange Pavilion.
Grange Pavilion. Credit: Kyle Pearce

RSAW Award winner 2022

Benham Architects and IBI Group for Grange Pavillion CIO
Contract value: £1.4m
GIA: 620m²
Cost per m2:  £2,252

Four years were invested in community engagement before Benham Architects and IBI Group put pen to paper at Grange Pavilion, Cardiff, which has resulted in an impressive and collaborative project.

The building is a new multifunctional community facility that replaces a bowls club. Its material palette of glass, patterned Corten steel, timber cladding and brick responds well to its functionality and economy of means. The garden wall and pitched roofs take their cue from the neighbouring terraced houses and park.

Inside, the pavilion entrance opens onto a protected inner garden that offers an attractive safe space and there are three large activity rooms, including one with a timber floor for dance/exercise. The building is bringing huge social value to users, and is delightful and generous, especially for the tight budget.

  • Grange Pavilion.
    Grange Pavilion. Credit: Kyle Pearce
  • Grange Pavilion.
    Grange Pavilion. Credit: Kyle Pearce
  • Grange Pavilion.
    Grange Pavilion. Credit: Kyle Pearce
  • Grange Pavilion.
    Grange Pavilion. Credit: Kyle Pearce
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RSAW Regional Award 2022
RSAW Client of the Year

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