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Ullswater Yacht Club


01 April 2011

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

Scheme Chosen in Ullswater Yacht Club Competition

A ‘Preferred Scheme’ has been selected in the competition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions Office for a new Clubhouse Building for Ullswater Yacht Club in Cumbria.

The design by Carlisle based Architects Plus (UK) Ltd was chosen from over 180 entries as the judges’ preferred scheme. With its curved form designed to givepanoramic 360 degree views of the lake and the surrounding fells, Architects Plus’s design stood out as an iconic response to the brief that satisfied the club’s functional requirements, as well as flood, size and cost criteria.

The competition was launched in December last year, setting architects the challenge of designing a new Clubhouse capable of withstanding flooding, and providing increased and improved accommodation. Ullswater Yacht Club is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, and is unrivalled in its facilities both on and off the water. Their Clubhouse suffered extensive damage in the floods of November 2009 and although structural repairs have enabled the club to continue to function they decided to proceed with Conceptual and Feasibility studies for a new building. 

The Club’s Management Committee have already endorsed the ‘Preferred Scheme’ and over the Easter weekend this will be shown to the Members. Once this process is complete Architects Plus will be confirmed as winners.

Notes to editors

Please ensure the RIBA is credited when mentioning the above competition.


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