Project case study ICZZ1304b - Putney Boathouse development

Putney BoathouseImperial College has a strong tradition for rowing and among the leaders for university rowing in the country. The location of Putney Boathouse and its position as a centre of excellence for British Rowing, offered strong reasons to invest; along with making the most of opportunities that improving and upgrading the space could bring to the College. Furthermore, the location makes it an attractive venue for both internal and external functions.

The development works delivered:

  • Better utilisation of space at the Boathouse
  • A new terrace with excellent views across the river
  • A new multi-purpose space for sport and social activities
  • An expanded kitchen and bar to serve the function area
  • Refurbishment of the Fitness Gym
  • Reconfigured toilet facilities.
  • Increased office space

Whilst the building was closed for this project during Summer 2014, a refurbishment of the accommodation on Level 2 was also carried out in parallel with the main works.

Project review

“The Project at the Boathouse has given the student Boat  Club at Imperial  a vastly improved and modernised facility allowing more flexible space for their indoor training needs. With the new facilities of  bar, kitchen and meeting space, College  can also benefit with increased Event and Conference trade whilst Sport Imperial can offer  a wider range of Rowing Courses too.”
Grant Danskine, Operations Manager, Sport & Leisure Services.

Project facts

  • Project Manager: Francesco Biancelli, Imperial College Estates Projects.
  • Project Cost: £921k 
  • Stage A to Stage L Duration: July 2013—October 2014