• Engaging with the

  • Improving the skills
    of young people.

  • Widening horizons
    for local youths.

  • Having fun.


youth arts project

What is Project Motorhouse?

At Project MotorHouse, we believe it takes a range of abilities and capabilities to build a strong community. We produce youth projects which are designed to help local youths explore their potential by widening their horizons, broadening their skill base, demystifying success, fostering their creativity and helping them engage with their local community; all of which improves employability. The charity grew out of a community initiative to save a derelict site on Ramsgate seafront which was owned by Thanet District Council. The youth work side of the project evolved from local school students and residents gardening together at the derelict site. The building has now been sold to developers but the youth work continues.


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.


What's Happening at The MotorHouse

Latest News

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Harbouring Hopes for Ramsgate


Project MotorHouse present an exhibition titled “Harbouring Hopes for Ramsgate” featuring work by students at Royal Harbour Academy and Chatham & Clarendon Grammar.

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The SEAS Story

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Projection SEAS, our Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots project, with students from the Royal Harbour Academy and the South East Archive of Seaside Photography has been a huge success.

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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.


Find out how we plan to improve the quality of life in Ramsgate.


Find out about the past, present and future of the site.


Much of what Project MotorHouse does happens behind the scenes. Find out where the project has got to.


Meet our skilled and committed Board of Trustees.


Meet the two staff who run our office.


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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