Competition Entry for Yachting Club

Ullswater Yachting Club working with RIBA sought proposals for a new yacht club. Stanton Andrews was pleased to be shortlisted out of more than 200 expressions of interest.

This was a challenging brief and site. We developed a robust and innovative design which oriented the building away from the trees giving it an unhindered view of the lake. Members would be able to leave the clubhouse and enjoy a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding countryside from a circular terrace.  Two entrances were deliberately put into place, thereby separating people coming in wet from water sports from those entering by the main entrance.

The service and ancillary accommodation was sited at the rear of the site.  The building was above the flood risk level minimising construction cost and local materials were sourced for the majority of the work.

The competition report stated :- “ … the clubhouse and terrace have uninterrupted views of the lake and it was this aspect that particularly appealed to the judges … in term of how the author had looked at the site this was felt to be one of the best schemes”.