A cultural and enterprise development at East Quay in Watchet, Somerset; developed by local people for local people.
It includes workshops and studios, a gallery, restaurant, and self-catering accommodation pods, set within beautiful landscaped public space overlooking the marina.
The building consists of a series of fine finished, exposed concrete boxes supporting steel and timber pod structures. The textured concrete forms a strong visual identity for the project echoed throughout the landscaping
Structural challenges included a diverse and eclectic mix of spaces overlaid on offset and cantilevering grids.
Momentum worked closely with the client to assist in obtaining permissions to build behind the ancient harbour wall, understood to be a reinforced earth structure.
Client . The Onion Collective
Architect . Ellis Williams with Invisible Studio