Changing for the better
These are exciting times for NPL Sports Club. We’re actively expanding our offering as part of our aim to become one the leading independent community clubs in the area within the next 3-4 years.
This ambition was sparked by the Royal Parks’ decision to grant us a 21-year licence in 2013, enabling the club to develop long-term plans. It’s already had a positive impact with:
- The Football Foundation, London Marathon Trust, Sport England and HFAC investing £500,000 to build of our high-spec, low energy changing room block
- Increasing commitments from National Physics Laboratory, The Football Association, ECB, LTA and other sporting bodies
- Newland House School hiring grounds for pupils during the week and investing £150,000 to refurbish the Pavilion
Raising the bar
The Pavilion is the oldest building on the site, dating from 1923. It’s been added to over the years but a major upgrade was overdue.
Newland House School’s generosity has enabled this flagship renovation project to take shape. We consulted with members of all sections, the school and a local architect to develop plans that include:
- A radically-improved exterior with double-glazed tri-fold doors opening out onto the club grounds
- Lowering of floors to improve access
- Creation of extended storage
- Upgrading of insulation and other ways to reduce carbon footprint
- Improvement of ground staff facilities to improve standards of upkeep
Spot the difference
Building work started at the end of 2018 and the renovated Pavilion should be open in time for better weather in 2019 if the work is completed on schedule.
Check out the photo gallery on this page to view progress.