Club Development Update

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailNYC Development Update 21/07/05 The new facilities finally opened on the morning of the Dun Laoghaire Championship regatta and they have been acclaimed by all as being superb. They have transformed the lower ground floor of the Club into a bright modern facility with excellent changing rooms, office and boathouse facilities and a fine new bar/function room and patio area under the balcony. The contractors are now busy working their way through a large ‘snag list’ – in the rush to finish the job, the completion of many items was postponed until after the regatta. The installation of new telephone, door entry, cctv and entertainment systems together with re hanging of pictures and notice boards over the next couple of weeks will allow the admin and boathouse offices to move to their new facilities and facilitate the removal of the temporary portacabin and container on the East Platform which will free up much needed boat parking space. External work yet to be completed include the installation of a railing on the footpath wall and a wheelchair ramp at the main entrance. Once this stage of the development is completed, it is intended to refurbish the entire main floor of the Club as early as possible. NYC Development Update 04/06/05 Good progress is currently being achieved with the interior of the changing rooms now virtually complete and the skylights, exterior granite facing and windows of the new block being installed over the next few days. The Builders current planned completion dates are 17th June for the new block and the 24th June for the lower ground floor of the Clubhouse. The Club intends to open the changing rooms for members use as early as possible. Con Murphy Commodore, Chairman 03 June 05 ……………………………………………….. NYC Development Progresses 26/1/05 The first stage of the Club redevelopment programme – the demolition of the old boathouse – is now complete and the erection of block work for the new building has started. The boathouse demolition took longer than anticipated due to the sheer strength of its steel reinforced concrete roof and the need to disable the services without affecting those to the main club house. However, the building contractors led by CLG are confident of making good progress to meet a late April completion date. Con Murphy Vice-Commodore Chairman, NYC Development Committee 26th January 2005 ……………………………………………………………… Club Development – Update – November 2004 The contract with the Builder – CLG Developments Ltd – has now been agreed and work is scheduled to commence in the Club on Mon 15th November for completion in April 2005. A drawing of the final plan is now on display on the notice board in the Club Hall. This shows a number of modifications that have been incorporated into the scheme, following feedback from Members. These include the relocation of the Boathouse Office to improve Platform access and visibility from the Office, the provision of disabled and boathouse toilets on the lower level, a redesign of the new stairs to the balcony, access to the ladies and gents changing rooms from separate areas to reduce congestion and changes to the design of the skylights of the changing rooms. The Committee are very pleased with the direction of the project and look forward to the Club’s Builder and team of consultants under the direction of our Architects – Cantrell & Crowley – successfully completing the extension and refurbishment of the Club over the next few months. Con Murphy Vice-Commodore Chairman, NYC Development Committee 12 November 2004 ……………………………………………………………… Development Start Date The Builders are, subject to contract, expected to move onto the Club premises and commence the building programme shortly after the Cruiser ‘Lift-in’ on 16th October. The estimated completion date for the programme is mid-April 2005. Lower Ground Floor Facilities For much of the duration of the development, the changing facilities and JB room will not be available to Members. Details of alternative changing facilities will be available shortly. The Billiards Room and Toilets will remain available throughout the development. Platform Due to the need to allocate space for the contractors and temporary boathouse storage, Platform boat parking space will be reduced considerably. Members are requested to remove Dinghies, Flying Fifteens, Mermaids and Ribs not in use. The Club has secured limited storage space on the Carlisle Pier – Members interested in using this should contact the Boathouse for details. The Committee apologise for any inconvenience caused by this important development and wish to thank Members for their support and patience. Queries may be addressed to the Club Manager or the Club Secretary or e-mail to Con Murphy Vice Commodore Chairman NYC Development Committee   Development and refurbishment 21/06/04   architects_development_proposal(205k)                            Letter from the Commodore: Dear Member, At the AGM in March, I announced that the Committee would come back to members with revised plans for the Development and Refurbishment of the National Yacht Club. After extensive consultation and discussion since this time, the Committee has identified key problems it must address: Bar, Dining Room, and Hallway. It is now ten years since the last refurbishment in these areas. It is necessary to keep up our levels of comfort and ambience to ensure the maximum enjoyment of both members and their visitors using these areas. Regulatory requirements The need to develop has in fact increased since last year, as we have been advised that the National is deficient in several areas which should be put to rights in the near future. Areas of attention include wheelchair access with ground floor disabled person’s toilet and staff health and safety requirements which include office accommodation and staff restroom facilities. Lower ground floor Our J.B. room and members changing rooms need to be upgraded to keep pace with increased requirements and usage. Sailing support facilities for members, and in particular for our thriving junior section, badly need more space and functionality. Space needs to be found for a new club administration office, a junior room, training rooms, sailing administration office and wet bar. The Committee is now putting forward proposals, which include increasing the footprint of the Clubhouse for new changing rooms, to address some of the above points. The revised plans still comply with planning permission already in place, and subject to member’s approval, it is intended, to commence works on the 1st of September of this year. It is now proposed to fund these revised proposals with a significantly lower level of contribution from members, and a bank mortgage. Details of both the plans and the funding proposals are enclosed with this letter for members to peruse before the E.G.M. Finally, I ask for your support for these proposals, and urge you to attend on the 28th June. Yours sincerely, Chris Moore Commodore