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Fort Bovisand

ADP was commissioned by the Fort Bovisand Trust to create a unique visitor destination and mixed-use development that will save one of Plymouth’s least disturbed Palmerston Fort’s from ruin while making 400 years of history accessible to everyone.

Located in the South Hams Coastal Conservation Area on the Plymouth Sound, Fort Bovisand’s origins go back to Tudor times, and the Schedule Ancient Monument has remains from both the World Wars and the Cold War. The coastal landscape is also a ‘Site of Specific Scientific Interest’ and a natural habitat for local wild and marine life.

Backed by Heritage Lottery funding, proposals include the restoration of eight of the distinctive Victorian casemates as a visitor interpretation centre. This will include an exhibition space, a learning hub and outdoor spaces for a range of activities including guided tours. Improving the entry, ticketing and visitor flows through the site is also an important consideration. This has been helped by the natural topology of the site and different levels, as buildings and structures cascade down the hillside towards the sea. Existing structures that are in a state of dilapidation will be stabilised, conserved and adapted for new uses with minimal intervention. New apartments will be built on the footprint of two previous towers that were demolished. These have been designed to respond sensitively to the topography of the Upper Fort. Designed to Passivhaus standards a new apartment building to the West of the site will recede into the hillside with discrete parking and amenity.

Working with the native planting of the coastal site, ADP's landscape team's design proposals will enhance the area’s natural beauty and bring old and new elements together in a simple but harmonious manner.


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DETAILS

CLIENT:

Fort Bovisand Trust

LOCATION:

Plymouth

STUDIO:

Sherborne

TYPE:

New Build
Refurbishment
none
Listed

VALUE:

£13m

SERVICES:

STATUS:

In progress

AWARDS:

To see ADP's awards list, please click here.