Case study
View from lake
Internal view from cafeteria View of first floor entrance

Grafham Water Fishing Lodge

  Client:   Anglian Water Services Ltd


Constructed on the site of the original fishing lodge built on the shores of Grafham Water Reservoir in the 1960's, The Client's brief required the provision of a building to provide a shore based focus for the activities of individual fishermen as well as match events for which the venue is becoming internationally renowned. The accommodation provides a bar and restaurant, a retail outlet for fishing equipment and clothing and offices for the management of the leisure facilities based on the site, together with a classroom facility and offices for the nature reserve wardens.

The accommodation is designed to maximise the visual and physical relationship of the visitor to the external environment with broad panoramic views of the water from the first floor bar and restaurant which in turn can be opened up to a west facing terrace overlooking the fishing harbour and adjacent landscape. The building makes use of the existing contours of the site with principal access at first floor level from the adjacent car park translated to harbour access at lower ground level from the lakeside elevation. The building was constructed over a 27-week contract period and was fully operational for the 1999 fishing season.




Paul Bancroft Architects

Quantity Surveyor :

Philip Thompson Quantity Surveyors

Structural Engineer:

Bothamley Ellington Partnership

Planning Supervisor:

AFP Health & Safety

General Contractor:

Marriot Constuction Ltd

Mechanical Contractor:

Glen Contractors

Catering Equipment:

Anglo European Ltd

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