It is always a nerve-racking time for any organisation to instruct an external supplier to deliver a major project.

However, we believe our turnkey solution helps to smooth out many of the bumps that could potentially lie ahead, as it means we have complete control over the project, from concept to completion.

This one-stop shop approach means that schools, sports clubs, architects and local authorities only have to deal with one design and manufacturing company.

This system certainly came into its own when we delivered a new pavilion for Cropredy Cricket Club in a project that threw up many hurdles.

After a lengthy two-year planning process and continued in-depth consultation with Cherwell District Council, full planning permission was granted in January 2018. Working closely with consulting structural engineers, M&E engineers and energy assessors, we produced a high-performing tailor-made building, providing a club room with kitchen and bar facilities, changing rooms with showers, an umpire and officials’ changing room and a large raised veranda for watching matches.

The project also involved many official bodies, including the EA and Three Counties Flood Risk Assessment, Historic England and Cotswold Archaeology, Ecologie Survey through Turnstone Ecologie, Arboriculture Impact Assessment through Nicholsons, Thames Water, Western Power, Cherwell District Council and Oxford County Council.

Han van Reen, new 2nd Ground and new Pavilion Project Manager, believes: “If it was not for the determination of the whole team at Scotts of Thrapston, I do not think we would have been able to see the process through to where we have arrived”

“Scotts of Thrapston has ‘championed’ what their catalogue states that their highly-skilled staff will be on hand to help you and your team at every stage.

“The experience and ‘handholding’ during the whole of the project resulted in something remarkably beautiful as regards cricket club pavilions. It not only looks great but holds all the elements a cricket pavilion should have. With the support of many we have been able to build something absolutely FANTASTIC!”

The building is designed as a ‘hybrid’, using a traditional panelised timber frame with a cantilevered glulam beam supporting the main roof structure in the club room, to create a natural aesthetic and volume.

Peter Cooling, Chairman of Cropredy Cricket Club, said: “More than five years ago, we began our first conversations about the feasibility of a second ground and changing facilities. I don’t believe any of us involved in those initial conversations would have foreseen or even dared to dream that we would have ended up with the state-of-the-art facilities that we now have. The new pavilion massively exceeds what we first envisaged and will provide cricket and social facilities that will be the envy of clubs for miles around.”

To find out more about our Sports Pavilions and what Scotts can offer your club or school, please call us on 01832 732366, e-mail: or visit our Pavilions web page.