Client: Major UK University
Services: Architecture, Project Management

The proposal is to redevelop the Dreadnought site in order to revitalise this prime location beside the River Thames, particularly as it is being used for Olympic training. The Dreadnought Public House is a building of historical value built in 1733, but is in need of substantial repairs in order to bring it back to beneficial use. The proposed remodelling will form a modest public tearoom on the ground floor with a large kitchen and bar/servery, and a two-bedroom maisonette on the first floor. We also propose demolishing the existing dilapidated external toilet block and replacing it with a contemporary toilet block serving all people making full use of the site. There is the potential for outside dining during the summer months attracting walkers and cyclists from the towpath, so the landscaping to the front of the development will utilise the outdoor space and provide seating areas.

 

Our aim is also to remodel the existing Boat House adjacent to the Dreadnought in order to attract people into this area. The remodelled and refurbished Boat House will compliment and work alongside the Dreadnought Public House. The remodelling will provide ample space for boat storage as well as kitchen and changing facilities.

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