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Red metal clad building with stone stairs leading to upper level, with series of sawtooth roofs in background.
East Quay photo © Ben Brearey

RIBA Somerset: Coffee and Connect with a Tour of East Quay

Get together with fellow architects, meet your RIBA Regional Engagement Partner, and find out more about East Quay.

Your RIBA South West team has changed and would really like to get to know you and your practices. This event is time to get together, meet your new RIBA contact Nathalie Morton and find out more about our plans in Somerset.

This is an exciting time for RIBA in Somerset as we are growing our branch and talking about new ways to come together, learn, and showcase architecture in the county.

There will be time for tea, coffee and networking with Nathalie, followed by a tour of the RIBA Award winner East Quay with Naomi Griffith, director of Onion Collective.

About East Quay

East Quay was built as an example of holistic community regeneration showing that communities can come together to build their own future. It is a social enterprise with connection, imagination, and culture at its heart.

It is located on an abandoned boatyard annexed from the town, and is deliberately orientated towards the town. From a distance, as you approach Watchet, your eye is drawn to the amalgamation of somewhat idiosyncratic building volumes that poke their heads above the harbour resplendent in seaside stripes.

A combination of gallery, workshops, and community centre, it is the vision of the local, female-led, not-for-profit company Onion Collective.

About Nathalie Morton

Nathalie is part of the membership experience team in the South with a focus on the South West and Wessex that includes eight member led branches and five schools of architecture. She works closely with the Director for the South, Shula Granville, and Yvonne McIntyre, the team Administrator.

Nathalie is experienced in working for membership organisations specialising in engagement and has a particular interest in arts and culture.