Henleaze Lake Swimming Club, Henleaze
Marshall and Kendon Architects were approached by Henleaze Lake Swimming Club with the ambition of ‘upgrading the facilities of the Club to match Lake users’ expectations into a second century’ existence. The conservation and celebration of the ‘beautiful, tranquil and wild natural habitat’ was to be paramount in any proposals.
Since the club’s formation in 1919, a number of separate buildings have been constructed; the toilet block being the first in 1937. All the buildings have undergone various improvements and
refurbishments over time, yet they are struggling to meet the club’s current and future functional needs. The club’s aspirations are now to be expressed in a coherent masterplan strategy, to deliver ‘good
quality, value for money buildings, which provide maximum functionality, are fully sympathetic to the lake landscape and have longevity’.
A Masterplan Plan strategy has been proposed, and the next stages of the project are being discussed with the client.