Developing our potential

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 the refurbishment project to take shape. We’ve worked with the school and a local architect to:

  • Retain the Pavilion’s original features
  • Introduce modern eco-friendly features and improve accessibility
  • Create a stylish, aesthetically pleasing building that sits well in its setting
  • Reconfigure the interior to support more flexible use

Spot the difference

The final plans show:

  • 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

The project is scheduled for completion by 2018, planning permitted.

Watch this space

Thank you for all your thoughts and feedback. We're now working with the planners to improve the Pavilion and the indoor facilities we offer our members.