A new pavilion in a Worcester sports ground, if it gets permission, isn’t going to look like the old one.

But the ‘crumbling’ original could become a museum display.

The Heart of Worcestershire College has applied to be allowed to build a new changing complex on the Cinderella Sports ground off Bransford Road.

It used to be the home of Kay’s sports and social club but has been empty since the company closed in 2007.

And the old, traditionally rustic pavilion is in a poor state of repair, so a complete replacement is needed according to Worcester’s Glazzard Architects contracted by the college.

It says: "The building is crumbling from the ground upwards [and is ] badly affected by the continued growth of vegetation around the structure."

But dilapidated as it is, the old building might actually become a visitor attraction

The report to Worcester City Council’s planners by Glazzard says Avoncroft Museum of historic buildings in Bromsgrove is interested in taking the original pavilion.

It adds: “The proposed scenario is to relocate the existing pavilion to Avoncroft Museum and construct a modern, fit for purpose affordable building.

“It seems of little value to recreate a building mimicking a design when the original is reconstructed elsewhere.”

The plans for the new pavilion show it to be a plain box constriction with a covered terrace. The single storey building would hold a club room changing facilities for two cricket or football teams, with showers and lavatories, and changing rooms for match officials.

The new building, if it is built, will also be in a different position from the old one – it has been decided to move it from ’behind the bowler’s arm’ – the original is in the sight-line of batsmen at one end of the pitch.

But to mark the site of the old building there will be a commemorative feature of a raised brickwork plinth with brickwork blocks emerging from the plinth at different heights.

Teams from the college and clubs may use the site.