• The Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, owned by the Quintin Hogg Trust and the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund, is a unique legacy to be preserved and maintained for the benefit of the students of the University of Westminster and young people within the wider community.  

About the Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground

The Quintin Hogg Trust and the Quintin Hogg Memorial Funds have the ambition to create a centre of sporting excellence for athletes of all abilities, with modern 21st century facilities, fit for purpose and fully accessible to all.  To achieve this the Trusts are developing a comprehensive masterplan for the whole site from the river to the railway. Phase 1 is the site to the South of Hartington Road, home to the Quintin Boat Club founded in 1907 to allow the ‘non gentlemen’ rowers of the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) to row at Henley Regatta.

The PDF document here was used in our public consultation events in June and July (2018), and sets out the Trusts' current proposals for improving Quintin Hogg Boat Club and reinstating the buildings on the site. This work is based on the outputs of our professional team as well as  the founding principles of, the Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT) and the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund (QHMF).

Download the Public Consultation Boards Download the Design and Access Statement

Our objectives

The Trusts' founding principles, of effecting social change through education and sport and the betterment of the lives of University of Westminster students and young people across the community form the basis of this project.

Having considered the condition of the existing buildings on the site and studied the Club's rowing year and the needs of the students of the University of Westminster, the Trustees and the professional team agreed that the following objectives would guide the project:

  • 1.

    To revitalise rowing within the University and Quintin Hogg Boat Club.

  • 2.

    To re-introduce rugby to the site and create a home ground for University Rugby building on the University’s past successes.

  • 3.

    To create a new outreach agenda into the community and work with partner clubs/schools/LA to broaden the appeal of rugby/rowing to groups who do not currently have the opportunity to participate in either sport.

  • 4.

    To continue the work of Quintin Hogg by effecting social change through sport (initially focussed on rowing and rugby) – nurturing talent with the possibility of scholarships for young athletes to the best Universities (including Westminster).

  • 5.

    To create a new landmark on the Thames, designed to be part of a continual narrative of Boat Houses and Boating architecture providing modern fit-for-purpose facilities fully accessible to all.


The QHT and QHMF have assembled a team of highly respected professionals to conceive and design the proposed new boathouses, sports pavilion and all weather pitch to the south of Hartington Road. The proposals after being considered by the London Borough of Hounslow resolved to grant planning consent on 1st August 2019.