MJP’s Portsmouth Boathouse No.6 was chosen as one of the case studies in the English Heritage publication Shared Interest : Celebrating Investment in the Historic Environment – a celebration of England’s best heritage-led development schemes. Each case study showed that with imagination and skill, old buildings can be given a new and positive future. They demonstrate how English Heritage has helped developers realise financially successful schemes of distinction and popular acclaim. The commentaries on these schemes reveal themes that are key to successful development in the historic environment.
Our strategy was to design new additions to the building in an explicitly modern architectural language, appropriate to the new use, and to restore existing fabric to its original design as found.