Avenham Park Pavilion, Preston Building

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Avenham Park Pavilion Preston

Contemporary Building in Lancashire, northwest England design by McChesney Architects

19 Aug 2008

Avenham Park Pavilion

Location: Preston, Lancashire, Northwest England, UK
Date built: 2008
Design: McChesney Architects

Avenham Park Building

Avenham Park Pavilion Preston building interior

Photos: McChesney Architects

Avenham Park Pavilion Preston building

Brief context: Preston is a small city in the northwest of England, famous for its football team, Preston North End (one of the initial six English football teams, first team to win the League and FA Cup double), and in the past its vast array of mills, located on the River Ribble, with the beautiful Harris Art Gallery anchoring the town.

Avenham Park Pavilion Preston landscape

Avenham Park is a public park in Avenham, close to the centre of Preston in Lancashire in the northwest of England, and managed by Preston City Council. The park is located in Preston’s Conservation area and leads down to the banks of the River Ribble. It was designed and built in the 1860s.

The old stage was removed in 2006, and replaced by a small performance area with facilities to install temporary concert stages.

An architectural design competition was launched by RIBA Competitions. London’s McChesney Architects were selected as winners by Preston City Council.

In September 2008 the new Pavilion, with its cafe, opened. New lamps have been installed on the pathways leading to the Pavilion, and the Japanese garden restored.

Avenham Park Pavilion Preston images from McChesney Architects

McChesney Architects, London, UK

Location: Avenham Park, Preston, Lancashire, Northwest England, UK

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Website: Preston, Lancashire, Northwest England, UK