An historic St Albans landmark is set to be upgraded "to the highest standard", during a refurbishment.

Work has already begun at Clarence Park's cricket pavilion, which is used by St Albans Cricket Club.

This first phase is set to be completed next month (July), and focusses on restoring and conserving the external features of the building.


St Albans City & District Council's assistant director for Built Environment, Tom Hardy, said: "Clarence Park Pavilion is a much-loved local landmark and an historic building, so renovating it is a priority project and we are making good progress with it.

“In carrying out this work, we have consulted with St Albans Cricket Club, which uses the pavilion under a licence from us, and local residents.

“The first part of this project has been conserving and restoring the external structure of the building and that is due to be completed next month.

“The second phase will involve refurbishing the interior and upgrading the changing rooms.


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“Our aim is to ensure that the facilities are of the highest standard and accessible, so that all players, including women and girls, can enjoy a welcoming and safe environment.

“We are working on this phase with a number of partners including the Cricket Club, Clarence Park Residents Association, Herts Cricket Board and the English Cricket Board.

“Together with them, we are looking at funding options for this final phase.”