We are delighted to be involved in such a high profile project and look forward to working with Parkstone Yacht Club to deliver a new club house which the members enjoy using. The project underpins our growing reputation for delivering complex projects to a high standard and is a great opportunity to showcase what we can do as a practice.
Situated in a prominent position overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island the new yacht club is arranged to create a striking form on the shore line. The form of the new building is characterised by a mono pitch roof form arranged over a simple flat roof element. The appearance has been informed by the views out of the site and a high degree of transparency to the building envelope. This allows for good visibility out to the harbour for the members and allowing the new club house to benefit from good natural light to the social areas.
The new clubhouse is arranged over three stories providing changing and refreshment facilities for the members and public. The lower level is a predominantly a large changing facility with showers but also training rooms and allows direct access to and from the boat yard. The upper levels include a large open plan bar, smaller bars, open plan restaurant and club committee rooms providing generous space to relax with long views over the harbour. The upper levels have access to large external balconies which provide an excellent area to watch the sailing in the harbour.
The bar area features a historic Flying Dutchman racing dinghy which is suspended from the roof structure and can be viewed from below or from above.