Assorted Skills + Talents* (AST) has lodged proposals for a £10 million overhaul of a rowing club on the banks of the River Thames in west London
The scheme, for the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund, will refurbish the existing historic boathouse at Chiswick, currently shared by Quintin Boat Club and the University of Westminster.
The scheme also includes a modern new boathouse and a separate rugby pavilion for the university to the north of the new cluster of buildings.
AST’s brief was to restore and extend the boathouse to increase storage space, improve access and create additional facilities such as changing rooms and a new gym/fitness space overlooking the river.
The project has been created to launch an outreach programme promoting rugby and rowing at local schools.
The original boathouse was built on the present site in 1888 but replaced in 1920 and then partially rebuilt again after it was bombed during the Second World War.
The project was submitted in early October to The London Borough of Hounslow and will start on site in spring 2019.
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Location The River Thames at Chiswick Bridge, London
Type of project Social Enterprise and Sports
Client The Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund and Quintin Hogg Trust
Architect Assorted Skills + Talents*
Landscape architect Urban Green
Planning consultant Patrick Arthurs Planning
Structural engineer Price & Myers
M&E consultant Max Fordham
Quantity surveyor Gardiner & Theobald
Tender date Spring 2019
Start on site date 2019 (phased)
Landscape area (including terraces) 590m²
Form of contract Traditional
Total cost about £10 million
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