Coed Darcy, Wales
Arts and Crafts
Detailed planning permission; currently on hold
Studio LK, whilst with the Prince’s Foundation, designed the Rugby Clubhouse (and are intending to progress the project through the subsequent RIBA stages of work).
The proposed Rugby Club House is designed to sit within the northern neighbourhood of the new 4,000 homes mixed use settlement (1,300 acres brownfield land, ex BP oil refinery) proposed in Coed Darcy in south-west Wales, between Neath and Swansea.
The architectural form and language reflects the local architectural character, which comprises classical and arts and crafts. The building will use aerated clay blocks and other natural materials to meet high sustainability targets.
The building is on a split level site and is entered from the south at the upper level. A balcony on the upper level fronts onto the rugby pitch, and connects to the bar/function space within the building.