About the project

The RNLI approached Studio Four to design a new lifeboat station for ‘sailing capital’ Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The institution had recently taken over the independently run Cowes Inshore Lifeboat, which had no lifeboat station of its own, and had therefore acquired the vacant ‘Old Custom House’ in the Cowes Conservation Area, overlooking the entrance to the River Medina. The strong feature of a domestic- style rear of the building and a seaward facing modern frontage was maintained and accentuated

The completed building was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 25th July 2012

(Photos 1 and 7 courtesy of Nick Edwards)

Other projects…

Sailing Club, Southampton

Our Southampton office were asked to prepare a feasibility for the replacement of the existing sailing club on Southampton water, adjacent to a public park.

Mansel Park Community Centre, Millbrook

The brief was to provide a replacement community centre incorporating a hall and large meeting room for use by local clubs, committees and regeneration organisations.

Wide Lane Sports Enclosure

The brief was to provide a new sports enclosure to include an area of covered seating and spectator spaces, the provision of new toilet and changing facilities

RNLI, Margate

Studio Four were approached by the RNLI to assist with the relocation of Margate lifeboat station.

Milford on Sea Community Centre

This scheme provided a replacement community centre in Milford on Sea, which opened to the public in Sept 2010.

Brighton Marina Yacht Club

As part of the development of Brighton Marina, the existing Yacht Club portakabins were to be removed to construct new blocks of flats.

Naomi House

Naomi House and jacksplace provide hospice care for children and young adults in purpose-built but separate facilities on the outskirts of Sutton Scotney.

Havant URC

Studio Four were initially approached to carry out a feasibility study to consider how the building could better help them fulfil their mission to the local community.

RNLI Selsey

A shannon-class lifeboat station on behalf of the RNLI at Selsey in West Sussex.

Avenue St Andrews Church

The scheme includes the construction of a new entrance concourse towards the front of the site linking the main church building and the Avenue Hall, and extensive internal refurbishment of the Avenue Hall.

The Gallery

Romsey

Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0HE

01794 511 255

Winchester

Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UT

01962 820 255

Southampton

1-3 Lyon Street,
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923