Somerset Pavilion nearing completion
Sean Johnson, the site foreman for R.G. Spiller Ltd. at the County Ground, is a very proud and happy man because the new Somerset Pavilion is almost ready to hand over to the Club.
“Things are all coming to a close now and within a week or so we will be done,” he said. “We are just finishing off all of the external bits and pieces with a bit of concrete and some tarmac. Then it will be all spick and span and up and running. It’s a nice building from the outside and I hope it will be a real asset to the Club.”
Sean is currently without a base to work from but he didn’t seem too bothered as he explained: “They have taken my office away today! I am homeless and working out in the open air, but you know things are coming to a close when the offices are moved away!”
What does Sean think people’s first impressions will be when they go inside the new building? “I think that when people walk inside they will be surprised by the size of the building. Looking from the outside a lot of people don’t realize just how big it is. From the cricketing aspect there are some fantastic views of the ground and beyond. From the Clubs perspective I hope that this new pavilion will signal the start of a new era for Somerset as well.”
Finally, how is he going to feel when it’s all over? “I always get attached to what I am involved in building so it’s almost like letting go of something you cherish really. I know that whenever I drive past in the future I will be looking in and felling very proud that I played my part in building the new Somerset Pavilion at the County Ground.”