The Victorian-era Clarence Park Pavilion in St Albans has been officially re-opened following a £300,000 facelift.
The external structure of the historic building, which opened in 1894, has been restored as part of a conservation project by St Albans City and District Council.
The work was carried out in consultation with St Albans Cricket Club, which uses the Pavilion under a licence from the Council, and residents.
Now the Council is planning the second phase of the project, refurbishing the interior and upgrading the changing rooms.
St Albans Mayor, Councillor Anthony Rowlands, the Cricket Club’s recently appointed Honorary Patron, toured the building on Wednesday 27 September.
He was joined by Councillor Chris White, the Council Leader, as well as Clarence Ward Councillors, representatives of the Cricket Club and members of the Clarence Park Residents Association.
Mayor Rowlands said: “It is fantastic to see that this much-loved local landmark has been renovated to an extremely high standard.
“As a cricket fan and former club cricketer, I am delighted that St Albans Cricket Club now has a Pavilion which provides a high standard of facilities for their players and supporters and for visiting teams.”
Peter Mardle, President of St Albans Cricket Club, said: “We are extremely happy with the work that has been done by the specialist contractor.
“The opposition teams that come to play here are always knocked out by the sight of this historic Pavilion. They are going to be even more impressed now.”