Thames Eyot Boathouse to be restored

This Grade II listed boathouse in Twickenham is to be restored and redesigned as a community and education space.

The boathouse at Thames Eyot in Twickenham was built nearly 150 years ago and is on Historic England’s register of Heritage At Risk. The restoration project is being managed by Habitats & Heritage, a local charity based in Twickenham that engages with the natural and historic environment in south and west London.

Habitats & Heritage say their aim is to take the boathouse off the At Risk register, restore it to its former glory and give it a new lease of life as a community and education space. A viability study has commenced to identify how the building can sustainably be restored.

The boathouse stands in the former grounds of Poulett Lodge, which was demolished in 1933 and replaced with Thames Eyot, an ‘Art Deco’ mansion block of apartments. Only the boathouse and riverside balustrade survive from the original architect’s design.

Restoration of Thames Eyot Boathouse is managed by Habitats & Heritage with the support of Historic England, Pilgrim Trust and the Civic Pride Fund.

Habitats & Heritage are engaged in several other projects and also developed a heritage challenge in collaboration with Adventure Lab, where you find clues to complete trails and explore Twickenham and St Margaret’s.

You can get involved with Habitats & Heritage via this link: