thames rowing club, putney

Location: London
Client: Thames Rowing Club
Status: Completion November 2011

150th anniversary of the club
led to Panter Hudspith Architects being appointed to design a comprehensive refurbishment and extension to their premises in Putney

one of the first boat houses on the River Thames
the proposals were to modernise the building by refurbishing the front of house facilities, boat bays and the reconstruction of the former enclosed veranda.

proposal re-engages the social spaces with the river
while enhancing the character of the existing Victorian building. Four new picture windows provide views across the river towards Bishop’s Park and a new terrace will once again allow people to sit outside and watch the river. On busy days these windows on the front of the building can be fully opened to provide total flexibility.

highly sensitive location in Putney’s Conservation Area
The scheme required extensive and careful consultation with the local residents, planning department and the Environment Agency.

Jaap Oepkes
illustrative site plan
the exterior of the rowing club prior to refurbishment
new glazing brings light to the members facilities and affords wide views of the riverfront
large bay windows were created during the refurbishment with a connecting balcony
modern bays sit comfortably alongside the historic interior, unified by a subtle colour palette
bespoke joinery: window seats were created to enjoy the thames vista