Striking new modern building
Planning approval has been granted for a brand new ‘visually striking’ £1million Mylor Yacht Club building.
Archial Architects, working with commercial property consultants Vickery Holman, propose a striking new modern building for the club, which has outgrown its existing building.
Located in Cornwall at the entrance to Mylor Creek, Mylor Yacht Harbour offers a modern and spacious marina with 400 spaces afloat on finger berths and swinging moorings. But with over 600 members, the local club was desperate for a new premises.
Archial Architects Director Ian Hodder said, “Given the location of the Club alongside a Grade I listed 12th Century church and a couple of Grade II listed Admiralty buildings, our design brief was to create a building that complemented rather than threatened those buildings of historical interest in the immediate vicinity.”
The architects have created a first floor structure that is much smaller than the ground floor but expanded the open terrace that enjoys panoramic views over the harbour.
Work begins in September and the building should be finished by Easter, when it will be used as an Olympic Training Camp for Great Britain and other visiting teams to the 2012 Olympic Games
Originally the most westerly Naval Dockyard and victualling station in England, then home to HMS Ganges and the Packet ships and centre for the French Resistance during the Second World War, Mylor is now home to the last fleet of Oystermen under sail.