Modernisation of a Yacht Club steeped in maritime history
Our proximity to the Solent has provided us with a deep-rooted understanding of coastal landscapes and the marine sector. The enhancements to the RYSC play an important role in the growth of the UK sailing sector across this famous region.
Prince Philip Yacht Haven
Forming part of a modernisation programme, the Prince Philip Yacht Haven included a new ecologically-sound ‘living wall’, improved mooring facilities (accessible to all), multifunctional land-based facilities and a new Quarter Deck for al fresco dining. Founder director Phil Deacon was involved in developing the external design and materials palette that reinforced the character of the Yacht Club and secured its long-term setting for hosting World Class events.
The design for the cantilevered deck, and wider flood protection measures, required close coordination with the lead consultants Marina Projects Ltd and engineers Opus International Consultants (UK) Ltd as well as regular stakeholder meetings with the Club’s steering group.
Delivering the Club’s ethos
The Club’s rich heritage and coastal setting helped inform the landscape concept. This included modern materials able to withstand the tough salt conditions, contemporary landscape planting and bespoke furniture. The proposals created a strong sense of arrival, emphasising the stunning waterfront views while reflecting the club’s historical setting in the Hamble Conservation Area.
This scheme is one of which Phil Deacon is most proud (whilst at Influence Environmental), and the £2.6m project was officially opened by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh in June 2015.
Royal Southern Yacht Club
Marina Projects Opus International