Royal William Yard Case Study
When the landmark site, The Royal William Yard, was released for private development by Urban Splash, Peter submitted an exciting theme for a proposed Winter Garden, to be sited with the cathedral space within the old Brewery.
The Royal William Yard (RWY) is located on the maritime entrance to Plymouth, and had supplied the Royal Naval tall ships from the days when they reached all areas of the British Empire. This was no ordinary urban site, and any proposal had to reflect its important maritime history.
Following Historic buildings guidelines, the domineering Brewery was designated for luxury apartments around a large atrium, within which the Winter garden was to be sited.
Peter’s proposed bid for the commission was based on an exotic subtropical theme, reflecting the far distant lands visiting by the tall ships victualled by the RWY. The most notorious of these adventurous journeys, was no less than by the father of Evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin, leaving Plymouth harbour on HMS Beagle.