Building to Inspire – Boathouse

A boathouse for the 21st century

The school has a tradition of high achievement in rowing, with the 2018 1st VIII being named ‘the best schoolboy crew ever’ at Henley Royal Regatta.

The current boathouse, built in the late 1960s, is looking tired and, in certain areas, unfit for purpose. The school would like to replace the building with a new boathouse which better reflects the school’s ambitions and their status as one of the premier school boat clubs in the UK. The proposed scheme will provide improved facilities, an additional gym area and an entertaining space with bar.

'This is a chance to leave a lasting legacy for rowing at St Paul's and to demonstrate the mark that generations of Pauline rowers have made on the school.'
Bobby Thatcher, director of rowing and former olympic rower