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Boatyard a Bridge nearer to Opening

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John's Boat Works

The Lot's Ait, Brentford Boatyard will be open for business again in April 2012.

Following completion of the fantastic new pedestrian bridge linking Lots Ait Island to the Brentford shore, and major restoration work on the old boat building and repair facilities, the boatyard at Lots Ait will be re-opening for business in April 2012 as John’s Boat Works at Lot's Ait.

The regenerated boat yard has a slipway, tidal dry dock, workshops and exterior hard standing, and will offer a wide range of boatbuilding, repair and restoration services to boat owners on the Thames and the Grand Union Canal in the London area.  We hope to attract owners of traditional wooden craft to the yard which will provide a superb facility for traditional and heritage boat building and restoration projects.

The Boatyard also has a number of self contained compact work spaces available inside our large workshop. These are available for rent to local boat enthusiasts for boat building, restoration and self build projects and also professional craftsmen and women. Each work space will include a power supply, workbench and tool storage. Boat related use is preferred, but related joinery or other craft projects may be accommodated.

Our workspace users will benefit from a pleasant environment, friendly advice and assistance from our experienced on site boat builders, and the camaraderie of fellow boat enthusiasts. There will also be a timber machining service and general boat supplies available from our in-house chandlery.
The reopening of the Lot's Ait Boatyard marks a significant stage in the regeneration of the Brentford river and canal waterfront, helping to maintain traditional riverfront craft activities in addition to providing a valuable resource for traditional boat owners on the Thames and a hub for the local boating communities.

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For more information on Lot’s Ait and John’s Boat Works, visit
www.lotsait.co.uk and www.johnsboatworks.co.uk.

January 20, 2012

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