Lymington Quay improvements, January 2021 update

25 January 2021 

A project to look at improving the public conveniences at Lymington Quay started in 2019, and included a survey of residents and businesses in the area, asking their views on options for upgrading the facilities at Lymington Quay.

Watch the presentation of latest plans:

Snug Architects drew up initial proposals for the site and a public exhibition was held.  Since then, the Coronavirus pandemic led to a short pause of the project, but there are now revised plans for the site.

The proposal progresses the flat roof, Option B, which was supported by 81% of people at the consultation in early 2020.

The proposal provides 6 toilets and an accessible toilet, doubling as a family toilet, for the public. The plans include 6 self contained shower units and an accessible shower facility for visiting yachtsmen.

A key change is that the building now includes a cafe space, providing an active frontage onto the Quay. This benefits from access to the roof terrace and importantly, enables access to this space to be controlled, addressing a key concern raised during the previous consultation process.

There is also now a lift providing disabled access to the roof terrace.

In addition to these improvements the building is also seeking to be carbon neutral on operational energy.  

Images: Artists impressions of what the facilities may look like and a draft site plan. 

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LymQuay January 2021 site plan

PDF of site plan Icon for pdf LymQuay January 2021 site plan PDF [1.19MB]

Approach to delivering project:

  • to meet as many of the objectives as possible identified from the consultation
  • recognition of the special location, both as a visitor attraction and residential area
  • balance the specific individual needs of the partners and the complex nature of the build site
  • work within the financial constraints of the partners and the time constraints of undertaking the project.

The District Council:

  • to be responsible for the delivery of the entire building project with the public realm to follow as a second project in partnership with the Town Council.
  • funding for the broader objectives of project exceed the budget for the Council's service responsibilities alone. The budget for the Public Conveniences, Sea Wall enhancements and renewables is £450,000.
  • a revenue stream from the broader use of the building can support the delivery of the broader project objectives (circa £750,000 based upon a 5% revenue stream from a share of mooring fees and rent from a café/kiosk)

The projected total capital cost is £1.2 million.

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