Changing Pavilion for Desborough Recreation Ground

Work has completed on the new £390,000 changing pavilion at Desborough Recreation Ground in High Wycombe.

The building provides quality changing facilities that will service the park’s football pitches and enable adult teams to play football matches at the park for the first time in a decade.

The changing rooms were officially opened on behalf of Wycombe District Council by Cllr Lesley Clarke OBE, Chairman of Wycombe District Council, accompanied by Cllr Zia Ahmed, Sands ward member and Brian Thompson, Business Development Director at leisure design and build specialist Createability, which carried out the work.

A dilapidated building, which had stood on the site for many years, was demolished in 2012 to make way for the new structure, which boasts increased security features such anti vandal doors.
The new pavilion houses four separate changing zones, enabling up to 12 customers to use the facilities at the same time. Each zone includes toilet cubicles and four showers, and benefits from underfloor heating and hygienic board ceilings and walls that can be wiped clean.

Customers booking a football pitch can also book the changing rooms. The building is energy efficient and has PIR sensor lighting to reduce energy wastage, as well as timed shower controls so that water cannot be left running. The lights, heating and water will be activated when they enter the premises and will automatically switch off when they leave.

Cllr Lesley Clarke OBE, Chairman of Wycombe District Council said: “The Council’s significant investment means we have a stylish, fresh new pavilion that residents of the district can be proud of. We hope the new pavilion will encourage more of the community to come along and use the fantastic facilities on offer here at Desborough Recreation Ground.”

Brian Thompson, Sales Director at Createability said: “The pavilion has replaced a temporary changing building on the car park that had been vandalised. We have removed vulnerable features from the specification and, through a more traditional build, as well as aspects such as anti vandal doors, have made the new building is more secure. It will certainly be a great asset to the High Wycombe community.”

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Editor’s notes:
The attached photo shows (L-R)
• Nick Sykes, Communications Officer (WDC)
• Brian Thompson, Sales Director at Createability Limited
• Catherine Silva Donayre, Programme Manager (WDC)
• Cllr Lesley Clarke OBE, Chairman of Wycombe District Council
• Nafeesa Amanat, Communications Assistant (WDC)
• Elaine Jewell, Head of Community Services (WDC)
• Cllr Zia Ahmed, (WDC)
Sarah Randall, Community Commissioning Manager (WDC)

Createability is a design and build specialist working in the trust, local authority and education sectors. Over the last 20 years the company has delivered more than 500 developments worth over £50 million.

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