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Dartmouth Park Pavilion, West Bromwich
2007 - 2012

“Work has finally completed on Bryant Priest Newman Architects’ £900,000 pavilion for Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich. Working with artist David Patten, the practice landed the scheme back in July 2007.

The 475m2 green oak-clad structure, which replaces burned down Victorian refreshment rooms, houses a snack bar, events room, park ranger’s office and public toilets on the ground floor. A walkway wraps ‘around and through’ the steel-frame building, leading to an observation platform at the top of a central four-storey tower. The practice said the pavilion will host exhibitions and shows about the history of the park, adding: ‘Permanent displays could be carved into the timber walls of the woodland walk, reminiscent of the lovers’ pledges carved on to tree trunks within the park.’ The scheme was commissioned by Sandwell Council and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the BIG Lottery fund.”

Richard Waite: Architects Journal, June 14 2012

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