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New Build Design Update

Greetings Maidstone Canoe Club Members. Many of you may have heard of the 'new boat store' referencing the former dive club building directly behind our club house. The MCC has recently acquired this property for expansion and have been busy putting together plans for its future to make our club larger and more accessible. I am proud to share with you today the proposed design of that building and the MCC Committee's vision of its use. 

There are two places to currently view the drawings. First is on the peg board next to the kitchen in the Club House, but the second and more accessible will be on the website under the news story “New Build Design Update.”

The last time the membership was briefed about the project was during our AGM in March of 2021. Since then we have been hard at work making sure all details, use cases and modern club needs have been added. We have hired an architect to help use get it right and assembled a new build committee to get it done. This design is the culmination of many months of discussion amongst the committee, informal conversations with the membership and feedback from our professionals who are helping deliver it.

Some of the feature include in the design are:

  • New boat storage space (roughly equivalent to the both the current Club Boat Store and the Back Boat shed combined!)

  • More and purpose-built space for paddles, BA's and other kit 

  • An accessible shower and toilet for members who require more assistance

  • A new changing facility with space for 20 members including modern cubical showers, one quick access for safety shower and a toilet for convenience

  • A multi-functional space for courses, kit, other other uses as needed

I hope you are as excited as I am and we looking forward to hearing your thoughts. For the next 21 days we are collecting any feedback you might have. At the end of that period we will liaise with the architect to finalise the drawing and move to building control. 

Thank you all for your patience and feedback over 2021 and look forward to more progress in 2022. Please feel free to contact either myself or the committee at secretary@maidstonecanoeclub.net

Jacob Baisley

MCC Vice-Chairperson