About the life & play project
Rowheath Pavilion over the last few years has become a vibrant hub for the community in Bournville, following the opening new children’s play area in 2008 and café in 2009.
The change started in 1997 when the Church based at Rowheath, Pavilion Christian Community, took over management of the building in an attempt to restore the building and the community based there. In 2003 a charity was set up by Pavilion Christian Community and the lease signed to enable this charity to further the work of the church in providing an excellent community centre for all members of Bournville and surrounding areas.
Since then the building has gone from strength to strength, with the playground being built, the cafe opening and now Rowheath is the centre of life in Bournville
With the growing number of sports clubs who wish to use the facilities, Rowheath will be unable to accommodate them with the current facilities.
With this ever increasing life, activity and sports that was happening at Rowheath, It was then decided that the building would need to be expanded to cope with the demand.
Planning permission was agreed in July 2013. The total estimated cost of the project is £1.3 million pounds. So far we have raised over £700,000 from different sponsors and fundraising!