cobham oval
Northland Cricket Association


Project Director
Ian Butt
Northland Cricket is based at Cobham Oval in Whangarei, a ground newly developed to New Zealand Crickets first class playing standard.

Cobham Oval incorporates a modern all-weather coaching facility which includes an Indoor Center, and high quality outdoor coaching and practice facilities.

Butt Design Group was approached by Northland Cricket Association to design the ground's signature pavilion. As part of the brief the client wanted the building to make visual reference to the famous Lords Pavilion whist retaining its individuality as the home of Northland Cricket.

The Northland Cricket Pavilion houses offices, changing rooms, kitchen and dining facilities on the ground floor. The first floor comprises of a lounge along with commentary boxes and scoring rooms to each of the towers. The adjacent building houses the indoor cricket facility and gymnasium.

Completed by Ian Butt under Butt Design Group.

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