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Gun Wharf

Plymouth

Gun Wharf

The Cannon and Cornwall Street housing project at Gun Wharf, Plymouth has fulfilled the need to replace a run down post-war estate with a mixed occupancy development that reflects the current needs of the area. The mixed-use units vary from 1-bedroom flats to 3-4 bedroom town houses, and sit on a stepped terrace overlooking the river Tamar.

Public meetings were held to hear local residents' views on the scheme, also involving Plymouth County Council, Devon and Cornwall Housing Association and the Regional Development Association. Existing residents were temporarily re-housed during the phased construction.

The scheme manages to integrate a variety of housing types with mixed occupancy whilst satisfying the needs of the Devon and Cornwall Housing Association and private sale by Midas Homes. The innovative design uses a mixture of local materials and overall, the development has been hugely successful in completely redefining the nature of the built environment in the local community.

Key information

Location

Plymouth

Region

South West

Awards

2006 winner