Midlands Boat Station


Midlands Boat Station

Speller Metcalfe have been contracted to construct the new Midlands Boat Station, which is set to replace the outdated and un-fit current facility.

Located on the banks of Edgbaston Reservoir, the new Midlands Boat Station will create a modern facility for the Birmingham Vernon Sea Cadets Unit, along with residential opportunities for other sea cadets and local young people.

By becoming the home for the local Birmingham Vernon Sea Cadets, the base will allow recruits to receive training in various subjects such as first aid, navigation, catering, leadership and marine engineering.

The new building is set to replace that old boat station which has already been demolished, with the cadets operating out of a temporary building for the duration of construction works.

In order to maximise the energy efficiency of the station, photovoltaic panels have been incorporated into the design, demonstrating Sea Cadet’s and Speller Metcalfe’s commitment to sustainable construction.

Designed by Troyka Associates, the new facility will be open for use in Autumn 2024.