Gloucester Boathouse is a new centre for rowing and canoeing in Gloucestershire to provide:
A home for Gloucester Rowing Club and Gloucester Canoe Club offering recreational and competitive rowing and canoeing for all ages
Development of future Olympians with the Hartpury Rowing Academy
A facility open to all schools, colleges, and universities in Gloucestershire
A regional centre for Adaptive Rowing (for the disabled)
Training camps for clubs in the region and national-level crews
Regattas drawing entries from across the country
Fun regattas open to all
The ground floor boat bays and toilets were completed in August 2017 and the three main users, Gloucester Rowing Club (GRC), Hartpury University (GHP), and Cheltenham Ladies College (CLC) moved in. We have since done a limited fit out of level 1 including main changing rooms and showers, temporary gym area and kitchen plus a lift has been installed for accessibility.
In early 2023, we completed fitting out the 2nd floor of our building as a gym. Moving gym equipment from the 1st floor allows a greater separation of training and social activities. Our attention is now turning to raising funds to construct the main canoe store and to start fitting out the 1st floor. Completion of the site access road is also a priority.
Our main partners in this project are:
Gloucester Rowing Club Hartpury University Cheltenham Ladies College
Gloucester Canoe Club Sport England British Rowing
British Canoeing Gloucester City Council Markey Construction
Over £1.7 million has been raised to date but we need to raise at least another £250,000 to complete the project. Our immediate aim is to raise £125,000 for the canoe store and 1st floor fit out – accessible shower/toilet, meeting rooms and kitchen. Please help us meet that goal.
You can donate via Peoples Fundraising or by cheque.
Please make cheques made payable to: Gloucester Boathouse Limited
If you can Gift Aid your donation, please complete a form and send it with your cheque to:
David Hook Way
Gloucester GL2 5LL