The Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub (COACH) is a charity with a vision to provide a building promoting sport, education and community in the heart of Taunton, Somerset.


The trustees of COACH approached 4George back in 2014 with an idea to create a unique watersports venue on the River Tone in Taunton providing a home for Taunton Rowing Club, Taunton Adventurous Sport Canoe Club, Taunton Bike Club and Quantock Orienteers.

4George worked closely with the trustees to secure over £650k of funding to build the unique building at French Weir which also includes a cafe, an education and training suite and easy access to the river for a range of activities and experiences.


The building was completed in 2016 and has its official opening in May 2017. It is used by schools, clubs, young people, older people and people with a range of disabilities. It is a brilliant community facility with a beautiful, sympathetic design which fits wonderfully into its parkland setting.