The Boathouse by the lake

 

The rebuilt boathouse is now home to a vibrant Cafe run by Andrea and Tony. It was reviewed in the Birmingham Mail.

The New Boathouse was part of the major regeneration project to revive the Grade II listed Victorian park. Conceived as a low shelter, connecting the park and lake, the new building accommodates a visitor centre, affording an opportunity to pause and gather. The building combines traditional materials with careful detailing to create a building that reads at different scales, on from a distance the bold horizontal emphasis of the zinc roof connecting the park and lake offering shelter, up close the visitor is encouraged to pause under the veranda with the more intimate brick corbel detailing beneath. Source

Christmas Grotto 2017

Christmas Grotto 2017

The Boathouse Cafe all dressed in lights for the last two weekends before Christmas for Santa's Christmas Grotto in the park.

Main Picture

Main Picture

The Boathouse on a busy day.

Opening Day

Opening Day

The Boathouse on the opening day after refurbishment. Thanks to JC Architects for the picture.

The Cafe People

The Cafe People

Andrea and Tony from the Boathouse Cafe photographed by Birchfield Big Local.

Boathouse at Sunset.

Boathouse at Sunset.

Thanks to Anita Chumber for sharing on Twitter.

The Original Boathouse

The Original Boathouse

The Boathouse as it was in the 1970's. Thanks to Leonard Price on Birmingham History Forum.

Early Boathouse

Early Boathouse

This is possibly the oldest pictures of the Boat House.

Boathouse Social

Boathouse Social

Seen in the background on a leisurely day.

1920s

1920s

1911 (est)

1911 (est)

1920s Boathouse and Staff

1920s Boathouse and Staff

Refurbished Boathouse

Refurbished Boathouse

Refurbished Boathouse

Refurbished Boathouse

Refurbished Boathouse

Refurbished Boathouse

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