Alnmouth Boathouses

Community participation has helped us produce a series of ideas for reuse of two listed boathouses next to the beach at Alnmouth but to provide the buildings with power from the national grid was costing as much as the refurbishment and alterations.

A sculptural wheelchair accessible ramp has been proposed leading to a viewing platform and wrapping around a new public wc, providing a solid base for a wind turbine. The safety railing of the platform incorporates solar and photovoltaic panels which together with ground source heating and a grey water system makes this project self-sufficient.

Alnmouth Boathouses

Present condition

Alnmouth Boathouses

Alnmouth Boathouses

The smaller boathouse as its original use early in C20th

Alnmouth Boathouses

Alnmouth Boathouses

The boathouses are almost sitting on the beach

Alnmouth Boathouses

Alnmouth Boathouses

Children having their say on what the boathouses should be used for now

Alnmouth Boathouses

Alnmouth Boathouses

A contemporary third structure to make the boathouses energy - independent and creating an accessible viewing platform and W.C.

Alnmouth Boathouses

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