THE new pavilion at King George V playing fields in Winchester is nearing completion. 

The project, funded by Winchester City Council alongside the Football Foundation, replaces two outdated pavilions with a single, larger building. 

It will offer six changing rooms and communal space. It also has solar panels and a green roof which will improve thermal insulation, store carbon, reduce energy consumption and reduce water run-off. 

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Hampshire Chronicle: New pavilion at King George V playing fields

The pavilion will officially open to the public later this spring. 

Cllr Kathleen Becker, cabinet member for community and engagement, said: “It’s very exciting to see the significant progress which has been made at this modern facility, which has incorporated energy-saving measures to ensure that it is a greener and more sustainable building. It will be open to the public soon. 

“The pavilion will be another fantastic asset for the district’s thousands of people who come to this site to participate in sport, whilst supporting the continued development of grassroots football and cricket - and also offering light and airy space for social and business use to the local community.”