Flushing Sailing Club

Clubhouse redevelopment

The story so far

We gained planning consent for the new building from Cornwall Council in September 2018. The design is for a landmark building on the Flushing side of the entrance to the Penryn River. The new clubhouse will provide an extended members area optimised to enjoy the view over the harbour and upstream and improved bar and kitchen facilities with a Race Office which will be located on a mezzanine floor above the seating area, with a small balcony.

Current State of Play

Since the original planning consent was achieved, the Flushing Sailing Club Building Group has been working closely with the Building Project Manager John Fox Construction and key members of the club who are professionals in this field. This phase has been about the detail:

  • The interior layout has now been improved from the original planning consent.
  • Particular attention has been paid to the key areas such as the Bar, Kitchen and Race Office as well the general seating areas. Users have been consulted.
  • We have now completed detailed construction drawings, structural specifications and calculations to enable construction to commence.
  • A full construction programme has been drawn up.
  • We are now pursuing the final approvals from Cornwall Council on the planning conditions.
  • We are ready to push the start button when the Trustees & Management Committee say go.

    Funds raised so far

    The total cost for the construction of the new clubhouse is now predicted to be 430,000. This does not include the Architects fees for the original design which have already been paid for by the Club, nor does it include several elements of professional advice, such as structural advice and planning consultancy, which were undertaken freely by professionals who are members of the Club. Considerable volunteer time has also led to the production of the Club Development Plan and the bids to become a charity and for the Sport England grant application. To date the Club has banked or been promised some 229,100. On top of this we have an approved grant allocation of 75,000 from Sport England, have submitted a bid to the Garfield Weston fund for 50,000 and have been offered in-kind contributions of 13,500 from local companies.

    Current Financial Situation

    Here is the summary of the funds raised so far at 28/6/2020.

    Lloyds Bank Building Account
    FSC Club contribution 55,000
    Banked bequest and donations 59,600
    Total Cash 114,600
    Promised Donations 94,500
    FSC Further Contingency from Reserves 20,000
    Sport England (approved) 75,000
    Garfield Weston (pending) (50,000)
    In-Kind Contributions
    Race Office 6,000
    Bar Fit Out 7,500
    To find (as of 28/06/20) 132,600

    The Appeal has a target of 60,000.

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    Former Clubhouse


    Present Clubhouse


    Aspirational Clubhouse

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