Boathouse

Associated Architects, Worcester, 2012

 

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Boathouse on the river Severn to provide storage for King’s School Worcester's full fleet of boats the school’s as well as indoor training and changing facilities

At the edge of Worcester’s historic city centre on the line of the old city defences, the Michael Baker Boathouse replaces a small one-storey 1950s boathouse.

Sat on a riverside site which often floods, the brick ground floor, supports a lightweight chestnut clad second storey, with a glazed cantilevered prow, that allows views up and down the River Severn.

The boat house was designed using Passivhaus principles, with triple glazing, super-insulation and air-tightnes, so that it approaches zero carbon standard. Solar electric and hot water roof panels meet much of the building’s energy needs.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2010
  • Completed: Apr 2012
  • Floor area: 722m2
  • Sectors: Education, Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £1.9M
  • Procurement: Traditional JCT
  • Address: 5 College Green, Worcester, WR1 2LL, United Kingdom

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