AWW was appointed to provide a 179 berth marina as part of the Millbay area regeneration strategy by the SouthWest RDA and Plymouth City Council. The development transforms the inner basin of the historic Brunel-designed docks and provides a focal point for future phases of development on the surrounding dock-side, providing top class facilities with easy access to Plymouth Sound.
King Point Marina provides sheltered berths for vessels from five metres to 25 metres in length. A two-storey shoreside building offer showers, toilets and amenity areas for berth holders on the ground floor and 1,776sqft of commercial space on the first floor, with terraces commanding superb views over Millbay and Plymouth Sound. Photos courtesy of Guy Channing and King Point Marina.
“This is a major milestone in the project to bring Millbay back to life. We’re getting a sense of change in the area with new homes being built, shops and cafes opening up. Now it is the turn of the dock itself to get a transformation.”
Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council
“Millbay provides one of the greatest opportunities for transformation. AWW is delighted to have been involved in this significant regeneration project and the opportunity to be part of the vision to make Plymouth one of Europe’s finest maritime cities.”
We have delivered an exemplar marina, the first in the UK for five years and invested £4million. We are delighted with AWW’s striking contemporary design for the shoreside building. AWW has achieved a quality of design that will set a high benchmark for future developments on Plymouth’s waterfront. The design has delivered what we were looking for, a balance between traditional and modern, and the timber provides a traditional material but in a modern way. Jason Schofield