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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, a shop, a function room and serviced offices.
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. The Thanet Destination Management Plan identifies the need, “to support, further develop and promote the contemporary cultural scene".
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.
The need for Project Motorhouse
To help save the West Cliff Promenade, the Viking Coastal Trail and the main road to the harbour.
To provide the multi-use venue that Ramsgate needs and wants including a cinema and theatre space.
To introduce Thanet’s young people to business culture and give them vital personal and professional skills.
Supporting the growth of the local economy and the number of people in work in Thanet.
Lead by example on environmental issues by promoting sustainable technology and help reduce fuel poverty.
Support both excellent and diverse cultural facilities and activities for our residents and visitors.
”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, or there were dances there, and my Mum used to work in the ladies cloakroom there so I would get a little sneaky peak into the side of the stage and it was just a wonderful place to go. ”
”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.”
The project relies on our talented and committed trustees.
Janet Fielding was a Dr Who girl in the early 80s. She is a founder of the UK chapter of Women in Film and Television which she ran for the first four years. (more…)
John East Spent his entire career in the City. He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1974 and has founded two Stock Exchange firms. His second company, John East & Partners, was acquired in 2007 and is now part of international financial giant Sanlam.. (more…)
Sonja Bigg has had a diverse career in both the public and private sector. She managed Adult Therapy Services in Lewisham for many years… (more…)
Chris welch is A Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been working in UK since 1997. (more…)
Russell’s architectural practice, R F White & Associates worked on large scale projects for clients including GEC Marconi, British Telecom (more…)
Jane has had careers in law, business, the voluntary sector and more recently the NHS. (more…)
Was brought up in Ramsgate and is passionate about the area. Her mother is Swedish and her father English. (more…)
Marina is The Guardian’s restaurant critic, winner of the Fortnum and Mason Restaurant Critic of the Year Award 2014 and is renowned for reviewing anonymously. (more…)
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Custom House, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP