Ansel Clinic, Nottingham

The Forest Pavilion and Lodge

A full repair and refurbishment of Nottingham’s famous Forest Sports Pavilion and Lodge. The Grade II listed Lodge was built in 1857 with The Pavilion being built in the early 20th century. The buildings serve Nottingham’s largest and oldest recreational areas, part of the £5.2m Forest Restoration Project.

PWP provided a comprehensive design and build, mechanical, electrical, fire and security installation. The new building includes office space as well as a mess room for the site staff. The refurbished Pavilion contains sports changing rooms, the Park Ranger’s office, a function room, café and Changing Places toilets which differ from standard disabled toilets in that they offer extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

"It’s great to see the completion of such an exciting project that seeks to revitalise the whole area and ensure that one of Nottingham’s major parks continues to attract visitors from the city and beyond. “On behalf of the council I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who have contributed to the restoration – the fruits of 14 years of incredibly hard work by energetic local residents, the Friends of the Forest and numerous public and community agencies will finally be revealed at the grand unveiling. It has been a very worthwhile investment."

Councillor Dave Trimble
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture

About The Forest Pavilion & Lodge

Nottingham City Council, the Partnership Council, Castle Cavendish Foundation and Friends of the Forest, worked together to successfully secure funding worth £5.2m to restore the site to its former glory.

The £5.2m funding is made up of:

  • £3.2m million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund
  • £2m from Nottingham City Council, Castle Cavendish Foundation and local development contributions.