Award win for landmark Millbay development
Millbay’s hugely successful Quadrant Quay has won a prestigious Plymouth award for its innovative landscaping and the way it has breathed new life into a key part of the city’s waterfront.
Quadrant Quay – the third major phase of development in the transformation of the former Millbay docks by Muse Developments and the English Cities Fund – has become a landmark building in the regeneration area.
Now it has won the title of Best Public Space in the Abercrombie Awards 2017, having also been shortlisted in the Best New Housing Project category.
Every three years Plymouth City Council hosts the awards to celebrate the role of architects, designers and building companies in shaping the city.
Judges heard how Quadrant Quay has opened up new routes between the city centre and the former docks, also allowing the South West Coast Path to be rerouted along the waterside from its previous inland diversion.
The newly-landscaped quaysides include a wide pedestrian promenade next to the water’s edge and garden rooms with coastal planting and cleverly incorporating new flood defences.
It sets a template for design and quality which will be followed in the further redevelopment of the eastern edge of the docks, with the next phase of 137 homes development now under way on site.
The Abercrombie awards, which were named after the architect responsible for the plan to rebuild Plymouth after the Blitz, look at a huge range of work from small conversions and projects to transform open spaces to multi-million pound housing or business projects.
Quadrant Quay has 102 homes featuring high-quality 1&2 bedroom apartments, 2&3 bedroom split-level homes and 3&4 bedroom townhouses and 77sq m of ground floor commercial space.
It is no stranger to awards having previously won the Michelmores Property Awards for Residential Project of the Year (41 units and over), The Business Insider South West Residential Development of the Year and being shortlisted for the RICS South West Awards in the Residential category.