Quadrant Quay shortlisted for two awards
Millbay’s Quadrant Quay has been shortlisted for two prestigious Plymouth awards.
Quadrant Quay – the third major phase of development in the transformation of the former Millbay docks – has been shortlisted in the Best New Housing Project and Best Public Space categories in the Abercrombie Awards 2017.
Every three years Plymouth City Council hosts the awards to celebrate the role of architects, designers and building companies in shaping the city.
Completed in 2015, Quadrant Quay has already become a landmark building in the regeneration area and has breathed new life into a key part of the city’s waterfront.
It’s 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.
Quadrant Quay 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 shortly due to get 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 has 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 was shortlisted for the RICS South West Awards in the Residential category.
The Millbay regeneration project is a mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. The English Cities Fund, which is leading the project, is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.
Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area and the first phase of a new boulevard, Isambard Brunel Way, designed to eventually link Millbay with Plymouth city centre, already laid out.
Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.
The Abercrombie Awards are held in Plymouth on Friday November 3 2017.