Project information

Boatshed Training Centre Erection

The Boatshed Training Centre is the culmination of 8 years of the Hub Club's programme establishing a fully operational sustainable community owned facility securing the future watersports for the community.

December 2017 - April 2018

Charity information: Weir Quay Community Watersports Hub Club Ltd

Weir Quay Community Watersports Hub Club Ltd logo
  • Need

    Need

    This project is needed to replace the watersports facility lost after 40 years when the lease was terminated by the land-owner in 2009. The local Gig Rowing & Sailing Clubs have survived using temporary facilities whilst the Hub Club has worked delivering the new community site. The Boatpark was opened in June 2016 a major step forward, but the creation of a boatshed with facilities for both physical training and classroom activities will establish a fully operational watersports facility.

    Solution

    The Hub Club was created to develop a community owned Watersports Centre at Weir Quay, thus securing the future of watersports in West Devon on the river Tamar. Since 2009 the Hub club has purchased a site adjacent to public slipway, established a boatpark opened in June 2016. Next the Club aims to order the supply of boatshed shell using grants supplemented by its own fund-raising. Ideally it will erect the Boatshed Training Centre in early 2018 ready for the start of the next season

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To secure sailing & rowing on the Tamar at Weir Quay for the local community

    Activities

    » i) By providing a quality community owned facility which is affordable & accessible to the local community.

    The continuation of watersports at Weir Quay using the watersports centre


    Aim 2

    To increase the number of young people to participate in watersports activities.

    Activities

    » By providing a quality community owned facility which is affordable & accessible to the local community.
    » Through a planned promotion targeting young people, youth groups & local schools, building upon an existing base. This will include taster session
    » Hold open days for the local community to enjoy the local environment, whilst providing opportunities to participate.

    Increased number of local community members, especially young , participating; Increased participation from local schools; Increased number of qualified coaches & coxes;


    Aim 3

    To provide local quality training facilities for both classroom & physical for watersports

    Activities

    » By completing a quality building of Boatshed Training Centre to meet the needs of sailors & rowers.
    » Providing local training opportunities for coaches & coxes to increase the pool of qualified members able to support youth activities

    Increased number of qualified coaches & coxes supporting youth activities


    Aim 4

    To provide a hub for local people to meet, celebrate & enjoy the river Tamar

    Activities

    » By providing a quality community owned facility which is affordable & accessible to the local community
    » Hold open days for the local community to enjoy the local environment, whilst providing opportunities to participate.

    Hold open days for the local community to enjoy the local environment, whilst providing opportunities to participate.


  • Impact

    Impact

    To provide a well designed, fit for purpose facilities for the use of the Gig and Sailing Club and their members, securing the long term future of sailing and rowing from Weir Quay, i.e. for another 50 years.
    To encourage a more active & healthier community through increased participation by people of all ages, including the less able & young people, in watersports.

    Risk

    The preferred supplier cannot deliver the boatshed therefore we would have to repeat the tender process. This could increase costs & change the timescales. This project requires the supply of the boatshed shell before erection work can start, which is subject to funding both grants & fund-raising. Any delay will have a corresponding slippage in the start of the erection work. Also the weather, especially high winds or long periods of rain, could delay the work.

    Reporting

    We will provide updates to the donors, & intend to invite them to opening of the Boatshed Training Centre

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,750

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,780 Erection Steel Frame & roof the structure
      £3,100 Erection Cladding the walls the frame
      £475 Erection Installing the doors
      £1,750 Erection Dig & concrete Stantion Pits
      £2,600 Flooring Lay concrete slabs
      £2,125 Flooring Reinforced concrete
      £1,920 Erection Block Wall
  • Background

    Location

    Bere Peninsula is a area of approximately 10 square miles sandwiched between the estuaries of the river Tamar and Tavy, part of the Tamar Valley AONB and the Cornish and West Devon Mining World Heritage site. There are approximately 3,000 people living on peninsula mainly in Bere Alston, the main village and service centre. The membership reflects the diverse nature of the local community, being drawn from all ages and backgrounds, from sailors with 60 years experience to the young novice.

    Beneficiaries

    The Gig and Sailing clubs have 286 members in total with over 80 of them being young people under 18 years old.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Hub Club has been specifically established to deliver a community owned watersports facility at Weir Quay. It opened a Boatpark in 2016. This has enable the local gig & sailing clubs to focus on maintaining rowing & sailing activities operating out of temporary facilities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tricia Stewart - Chair

    A psychotherapist in Primary Care Founder of a CIC contracted by the NHS. She has been Gig Club Chair, Club Coach & Captain of the Junior Squad

    Graham Reed - Secretary

    He is very active in the community Commodore of Weir Quay Sailing Club / Chairman Mount Kelly Choral Society / Director of Tamar Energy Community

    John Harris Project Manager

    Career as an Engineering Director in manufacturing Interests include designing and building houses. He is an experienced serious sailor