Date posted: February 24, 2015
Parkstone Yacht Club was submitted for planning approval on 20th February. The scheme has been developed over the last 12 months with close engagement with members of the Club in Poole. The club has a membership of approximately 2,800, the majority of whom are local residents. The Members vary from children to the elderly, with a particularly strong youth fleet. Consultation opportunities were provided to both club members and the local community throughout the design process.
Members overwhelmingly approved the proposals in October 2014. The proposed location of the new club house does necessitate diversion of an existing public footpath, which is subject to a separate consultation and approval process.
The new club house design incorporates flexible and adaptable dining and social facilities as well as a new kitchen, lounge, bars, committee room and an administrative office. The circulation spine accommodates cabinets and display of the extensive trophy collection and other memorabilia celebrating the Club’s heritage, having been established in 1895. The building has been designed to maximise views out to the waterfront, with generous glazing, onto the terrace and balcony areas providing a connection to the outside that offers an external area to be used socially and as a spectator, watching the sailing activities.