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  • Nurturing the Skills of the Employees
    & Employers of the Future.

  • Providing the multi-use
    venue Ramsgate needs.

  • Saving a Vital Part of
    Ramsgate's West Cliff.

  • Promoting sustainable
    technology in Thanet.



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What is Project Motorhouse?

Project MotorHouse is a transformative project designed to give Ramsgate facilities which it currently lacks. It will tackle one of the derelict buildings on Ramsgate’s seafront and turn it into the kind of sophisticated offering which Thanet District Council’s Destination Management Plan identifies as a key component for economic regeneration. When completed the building will be self-sustaining and incorporate three state of the art digital cinemas, a theatre, an outdoor theatre/cinema , a brasserie style restaurant and bar with a huge, sheltered south facing terrace overlooking the port and harbour, a gallery and function rooms. Rents from the anchor tenants will help subsidise our work with local youths.


Doing nothing is not an option, we need to act. The frame of the building is endangering the road, the West Cliff Promenade and the Viking Coastal Trail.


Project Motorhouse will turn a community liability into a community asset for all ages and we have already partnered with The Royal Harbour Academy to improve outcomes for our young people.


We believe it is important to be a part of East Kent's burgeoning green economy. Sustainable technology is the future and we want The MotorHouse to serve our town for another 100 years.

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This Friday morning, July 1st, Project MotorHouse will be in the market collecting your stories of Ramsgate for Projection SEAS, our Heritage Lottery Funded Young Roots Project

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Heritage Lottery Fund Award

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The Heritage Lottery Fund  have awarded us a Young Roots grant for local artists and creatives to work with students from the Royal Harbour Academy on a large multi-media arts project.  

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Brenda at the Beeb


Our friend and treasured trustee, Brenda Blethyn recently appeared on BBC South East on a featurette about Project MotorHouse. Watch her passionate and insightful exclusive here.

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Project MotorHouse is proud to announce that award winning architect Guy Hollaway has been appointed to design The MotorHouse.

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    A childhood treat…

    ”I grew up in Ramsgate and one of the treats of my childhood was to go to the West Cliff Hall to see the variety acts there. There were dances too. My Mum used to work in the ladies cloakroom so I would get a little sneaky peak into the side of the stage and it was just a wonderful place to go. ”

    BRENDA BLETHYN, Multiple Award Winner

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    Those amazing people…

    ”I think it is really important that we provide avenues for young people to learn more about the world. I think sometimes for young people it’s hard to actually get experience of the world to actually begin to understand what is expected of them and to understand what the possibilities are and what can be achieved.”

    PETER CAPALDI, Academy Award Winner

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    Historic England…

    “The public benefits in this case appear to me to be considerable, not only because of the range of new entertainment and leisure facilities that would be provided, but also as a result of bringing active use and vitality back to this neglected part of the conservation area.”

    Tom Foxall, Historic England


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