5 Star award for the new pavilion portico at The Oval - Best Leisure Architecture London & UK categories
The new pavilion portico at The Kia Oval in London has won the top award, the 5-star award, in the category of Best Leisure Architecture at the UK Property Awards ceremony on Friday 9th October.
The new Pavilion portico designed by Hugh Petter has transformed the entrance and forecourt area, previously occupied by turnstiles and concessions. The Oval is one of the oldest and most important cricket grounds in Britain. It is where the first "Ashes" test match was played in 1882 when England lost against Australia for the first time on their own soil. The new pavilion portico is a long overdue transformation that provides a superb new main entrance worthy of this world famous ground.