3 Turnberry House • 4400 Parkway • Whiteley • Hampshire • PO15 7FJ  Tel 01489 577488 • Fax 01489 579873

Landguard Manor • Landguard Manor Road • Shanklin • Isle of Wight PO37 7JB  Tel 01983 868497 • Fax 01983 865781

Whiteley • Hampshire • Tel 01489 577488

Shanklin • Isle of Wight • Tel 01983 868497

Leisure / Retail

Project: Redevelopment of The Savoy Country Club, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Client: Planning Solutions UK

Architect: CAST

Contractor: MCM / John Peck

Contract Value: £16m

Cowan’s multi-disciplined skill base ensured that together we could develop a well thought out design, specifically responding to each element of this site. We hope to enhance this relationship on future projects.


This popular chalet style holiday venue was to be upgraded and modernised to provide a premium and more contemporary leisure complex in the New England style. Comprising the new building of 160 privately owned units and the refurbishment of the leisure centre with health spa, the greatest engineering challenge was to ensure that the planned accommodation and facilities were realised within the pre-set budget, whilst not detracting from the Architect’s creativity and vision.

The best example of this was evident in the conversions carried out in the swimming pool area, which was to be enclosed within a glulam and glass structure. The supports to the new roof were to be in close proximity to the existing pool wall. We were able to show that the loads from the roof structure could be ably carried on the existing pool wall and foundations, thereby saving the client considerable expense on new foundation works.

Similarly, with the internal layout of the remodelled chalets, we were able to achieve the open effect required by the Architect by placing support columns within existing partitions.

Designed and built by: DoctorOgo Computer Services