Latest Updates
Royal Solent Yacht Club

Bar Rebuild Project

Message from the Commodore

24th November 2018


I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the work to rebuild the front section of the first floor bar will now take place this winter.
Although the Planning Inspectorate turned down our appeal over the barrel shaped replacement roof for the main bar, we do have Planning Permission to proceed with a more contemporary design by Fordingbridge Ltd. Artists' impressions of this are below.   

The renovation of the bar area will involve removing the existing walls and roof, and replacing them with double glazed wall units and the new curving roof. The refit will include sound insulation of the ceiling, new electrics and plumbing. The cost of the project to the Club is £125k, the funds for which are in place. These include substantial donations from two very generous members, for which we are extremely grateful. 
The General Committee has given its approval for the project to go ahead this winter. Although this is not the best time of year weather wise, we cannot afford the loss of income that would result in carrying out the work in the summer months. It is planned that work will commence in the first week of the new year and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of February.

Yours sincerely

Tony Walton

Photos of the Bar Rebuild

1). Week commencing 21st January 2019 - Deconstruction of the old bar:


2).29th & 31st January 2019 - Craning the new curved laminated wooded beams into place:



3).1st & 2nd February - The new rubber clad curved roof:

4).4th & 5th February - Side views of the new curved roof:


5).Week commencing 11th February - front windows frames & glass going in:


6).View from the pier showing curved roof:

7).Week commencing 11th February - front panelling fitted beneath windows:

8). Week commencing 18th February - Both doors and almost all windows installed:


Ceiling plasterbooarded ready to be dry lined:

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are essential to make this site work and others help us to gain insight into how it is being used.
These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking some simple links. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of this site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies but some nice features on the site may be unavailable. To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings. If you wish to view any policies or terms of usage that you cannot find on this website, please contact us. You can change your mind and opt-out at any time by clicking the ✻ icon above.
I consent to cookies
I don't consent to cookies