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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
Wychmere Beach Club Waterfront Redevelopment

Wychmere Beach Club

Coastal Engineering Co. has worked with GS Design Group to provide full scope civil and structural engineering for the proposed reconstruction of the beach club/pool area located in a VE High Hazard Flood Zone.

The vision of the project was to provide a world class waterfront wedding and event venue with unparalleled views of Nantucket Sound to supplement the stunning grounds of the Wychmere Beach Club. The vision also included a new and updated pool area and an expansion of the dining venues to service the resort. 

The team fulfilled this vision by carefully planning and coordinating the individual aspects of this project into a cohesive master plan that fully developed the vision while conforming to Local and State regulations. The site was anchored by the pools creating individual areas for relaxation and enjoyment. The new Dune building was constructed to provide event space with stunning 180 degree waterfront views. The existing restaurant and bathhouse buildings were expanded. 

The structures were designed to maximize the use of the venue, focusing on the waterfront views while remaining resilient to the forces of nature (wind, flood, snow, etc.). Being a waterfront facility, the site was developed with coastal resiliency in mind to ensure that the venues remain for years to come. The site was designed so that stormwater runoff was kept to a minimum while providing the necessary greenspace and hardscape to define the pool and dining areas. The team provided support for the multitude of permits (planning, zoning, conservation, etc.) required to construct such a facility.

Functionally and aesthetically, the Beach Club redevelopment project has brought tremendous enhancement to the Wychmere Resort.  The event venue, with floor to ceiling ocean views, has added space for guest events.  The tiered patios with attractive landscaping have added outdoor space for summer visitors.  The native plantings provide beauty and serve expertly to improve water runoff conditions at the resort.

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  • Full scope structural engineering for restaurant and coastal bar
  • Survey and plan preparation
  • Design development engineering, permit drawings, and application assistance
  • Wetland filing
  • Feasibility assessment for wastewater treatment plant upgrade
  • Construction documents and construction contract administration