Five-storey pavilion at Yorkshire test ground will become a university teaching facility during the winter

Will Alsop has unveiled designs for a pavilion at Headingley Cricket Club in Leeds.

The scheme, which has recently gone in for planning, will see a distinctive five-storey pavilion built over the existing Yorkshire County Cricket Club facilities. It will feature a green, white and glazed exterior, with purple-tinted windows.

It is envisaged that the building will operate as a cricket pavilion and media centre during the summer months, and as a teaching facility for Leeds Metropolitan University for the rest of the year.

Shaun Russell, project director at SMC Alsop, said: “I think the Carnegie Pavilion will become a model for both a new kind of sustainable sports venue and a more innovative approach to higher education.”