Mylor Harbour looks to future

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Mylor Yacht Harbour Ltd has submitted a planning application for a £1 million redevelopment project involving the creation of a state-of-the-art new headquarters for Mylor Yacht Club.

The scheme features the demolition of the existing club base on the 203-year-old listed quay and its replacement with a building three times the size on the present Café Windsports site. These latter two businesses will occupy part of the new building. 

The construction programme is scheduled to start in September 2010 with completion in the following spring – in time for Mylor’s prestigious role as an official training centre in the build-up to the Olympic Games in 2012.

The culmination of four years’ consultation with Carrick District Council planning officers, the proposed 7,000 square foot, two-storey building will include three meeting rooms, as opposed to the present one, along with an office, improved kitchens, changing facilities and toilets.  Design features include a flat roof and terrace overlooking the creek.

“We see this as a bold landmark building acting as an iconic centerpiece  and focal point for the whole harbour,” said MYH owner Roger Graffy.  “We believe this will create a stunning new yacht club that significantly increases useable space and functionality whilst doing justice to a unique location.

“I have made a series of presentations to club members in recent weeks and at an extraordinary general meeting 90 per cent of members voted in favour of our plans.”

The yacht club is one of 13 businesses and organisations that rent spaces on the overall site from MYH, which has already invested £5 million in a comprehensive redevelopment programme over the past 11 years.