3W’s Pavilion Barbados: Kensington Oval

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3W’s Pavilion Barbados

Kensington Oval cricket ground, West Indies – design by Arup Associates

14 Aug 2008

3W’s Pavilion

Major Contemporary Sports Ground Building Development:

Kensington Oval cricket ground redevelopment
Date built: 2007
Architects: Arup Associates
West Indies cricket ground – Barbados Oval Stadium
Approximate building construction cost: £35m

Kensington Oval cricket ground, Barbados

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photographs © Christian Richters

Kensington Oval is a cricket ground made up of individual stands, not a stadium bowl. Although replacing over 80% of the existing stands, the new development seeks to maintain this important distinction. Further, each stand has a very unique character; the new stands seek to retain the positive attributes of the one they replace. The final scheme retains the character of the ground, whilst creating a stunning vibrant new facility.

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photographs © Christian Richters

The 13,500 seat permanent capacity was temporarily increased to 27,500 – 30,000 seats during finals. This is achieved by phased integrated development of the ground and the use of temporary seating systems.

In addition to the ground development, the redevelopment acts as a key urban catalyst for the surrounding areas of Bridgetown.

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photographs © Peter Macintosh

Kensington Oval cricket ground
photograph © Arup Associates credit David Parsons

Barbados Cricket Stadium
photograph © Arup Associates credit Dipesh Patel

3W’s Pavilion Barbados images / information from Arup Associates

Kensington Oval cricket ground design : Arup Associates

Address: Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Dr, Bridgetown BB120004, Barbados

Phone: +1 246-274-1200

The stands of the Kensington Oval were extensively rebuilt for the 2007 Cricket World Cup in a BDS$90M (US$45 Million) redevelopment. Demolition of the old stadium began on schedule in June, 2005 after completion of the first Test against Pakistan. The names of the former stands which made up the Kensington stadium were the George Challenor stand, the Hall and Griffith, the Kensington, the Mitchie Hewitt, the Pickwick, and the Three Ws stand plus the Peter Short Media Centre. Most of these names have been retained.
source: wikipedia


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