Fell Foot

MUF Architecture
Education, Refurbishment, Historic / Heritage Structures, London
Collection of MUF Architecture

The Active Base watersports centre is located at the southern tip of Lake Windermere within the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park. The new facilities provide a base for sailing, rowing and swimming clubs, tourists and local school groups. The project provided a collection of three new buildings to house a clubhouse, meeting rooms, kitchen, changing rooms and boat storage areas.


The accommodation is raised on a robust reinforced concrete frame to allow for flood events.  A timber and SIPs frame was installed above this to form a lightweight but well insulated structure with uninterrupted views over the lake. The use of SIPS encouraged an accelerated construction programme on this sensitive site.