...Just a 10 minute paddle downstream from our old home atDitchford Lock, the new “Rushden Lakes” Leisure, Retail & Tourism destination is now open.
Our direct neighbours are The Wildlife Trust, House of Fraser, and of course, our lovely lake. Beyond those neighbours, the development expands to include many nationally renowned shops & restaurants, and some 200 acres of land managed by The Wildlife Trust for the enjoyment of all.
Additionally, we’ve also opened, for the first time, a canoe shop selling canoes, kayaks and lots of related accessories. Here, you’ll also be able to come and chat about (and book) your River Trips & Short Breaks, so we’ll look forward to seeing you at The Boathouse.
Interested in a Job?
We’re often hiring, especially early in the year as we prepare for the coming Spring/Summer season.
Take a look at our Jobs Page to see if you’d like to join our team
At The Boathouse
Our new home, “The Boathouse at Rushden Lakes” is a very special building, with excellent “green” credentials. Designed as a ‘Net Zero Energy’ building, super insulated and enjoying a wildflower roof consisting of local grass and wildflower species native to the area, our Boathouse really is special. And it’s not only home to Canoe2’s HQ and shop, but we’re also making available for hire an excellent Meeting Room, with views over the lake…
More about The Boathouse Environmental Credentials
HPW Architecture are the project Architects and lead consultants of the groundbreaking Rushden Lakes project. The underlying sustainable approach has influenced the siting and orientation of the building. The Boathouse is located on the edge of the lake and creates a gateway to the Site of Special Scientific Interest and lakeside walks.
The building has been designed as a ‘Net Zero Energy’ Building and is super-insulated with all required energy for operation generated on-site. The building is clad using timber effect cladding comprising of 86% recycled materials and has a wildflower roof consisting of local grass and wildflower species native to the area, applied to create habitat for bird and insect life. The Boathouse is designed to minimise heat loss in winter and restrict heat gain in summer with the aim of keeping running costs as low as possible.
The building uses a restrained range of materials and colours, which borrow from the natural colours in the surrounding landscape. These materials and colours are selected to ensure a combined palette, which will mature with age, as well as look good when installed.