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New marina facilities unveiled

SYH shower blocks 2 Credit Emily Harris smSuffolk Yacht Harbour has completed its modern new amenities ready for the summer season.  The spacious building was designed by Hadleigh-based architects Wincer Kievenaar and constructed by local builder Malcom Algar and his team at BRC, who executed the work to a very impressive standard. Finished to the highest specification the new shower block and amenities are amongst the most exclusive marina facilities in the UK.

SYH managing director Jonathan Dyke comments, “Whilst there are many fantastic marinas on the east coast, it is important that we attract visitors from the south coast and further afield.  The new facilities are part of our ongoing investment plan to ensure we are offering a consistently high quality service to berth-holders and new marina users.”

Craig Western, director at Wincer Kievenaar, adds, “The original brief simply put, was to raise the bar of UK yachting facilities to a standard that would not be out of place in a spa hotel. In addition, for facilities of this nature it was important to ensure the fixtures and materials were robust and fit for purpose.”

SYH shower blocks 4 Credit Emily Harris smThe building has been designed to be both contemporary and practical, with individual wet and dry areas, under floor heating, LED lighting and the very latest in sanitary ware.  Vaulted ceilings were constructed to allow maximum light and ventilation to the modern tiled facilities below.  Every detail has been considered; from heated mirrors to prevent them ‘steaming up’ to heated seats in the shower cubicles and an ultra-efficient heat recovery extraction system, which removes steam but doesn’t reduce the room temperature.