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New Competition - Ullswater Yacht Clubhouse

10 Dec 10 The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions Office has been appointed to organise a design competition for a new Clubhouse Building for a Yacht Club in Cumbria.

Ullswaterj Yacht club is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, on the north east shore of the beautiful lake Ullswater, England’s second largest lake.  The Club is unrivalled in its facilities both on and off the water, providing easy access for dinghies and keelboats, and a sailing area.  The Clubhouse suffered extensive damage in the floods of November 2009 and although structural repairs have enabled the club to continue to function since, the long-term view is that a new Clubhouse is needed. 

In addition to providing the club with a facility capable of withstanding future flooding, a new building will also provide increased and improved accommodation for an increasing club membership.

The competition will seek design concepts for the new 500 sqm (approx) building, providing the club with a functional, welcoming, practical and flexible facility that through its architectural features will take into account associated flood risk. 

The competition is open to UK architects and the brief is available to download from 10th December.  The deadline for submission of designs is 15th February 2011.

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