thames rowing club, putneyLocation:
LondonClient: Thames Rowing ClubStatus:
Completion November 2011
Panter Hudspith Architects were appointed to design a comprehensive refurbishment and extension to Thames Rowing Club to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the club.
The clubhouse was one of the first boathouses on the River Thames and the proposals were to modernise the facilities by refurbishing the front of house facilities, boat bays and the reconstruction of the former enclosed veranda.
The scheme opens the social spaces of the club to the river while enhancing the character of the existing Victorian building. Four new picture windows provide views across the river to Bishop’s Park and a new terrace will once again allow people to sit outside and watch the river.
On busy days the windows on the front of the building can be fully opened to provide total flexibility.
The scheme is in a highly sensitive location on the banks of the River Thames and within the Putney Embankment Conservation Area. Careful consultation was required with the local residents, planning department and the Environment Agency.PhotographyJaap Oepkes