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Plymouth Building Designs, chronological:

28 Sep 2020
The Box, Plymouth
The Box is a £46m project to transform Plymouth’s Grade II listed museum, library and adjacent church into a cutting-edge facility, boasting interactive collections housed in an exhibition space three times greater than the site’s original size:
The Box Plymouth Building

5 Feb 2020
The Box
Architects: Atkins
The Box Museum Plymouth
photography : The Box Museum Plymouth – Wayne Perry
The Box and St Luke’s Church Cultural Centre in Plymouth
The largest multi-disciplinary arts and heritage space opening anywhere in the UK next year and the biggest in the Southwest of England – combining three separate buildings.

21 June 2019
University of Plymouth’s New Engineering & Design Facility

Multi-disciplinary design team sought.

RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Competitive Dialogue’ process on behalf of the University of Plymouth. The University is seeking to procure multi-disciplinary design services for a New Engineering & Design Facility (NEDF) on its main city centre campus. As well as accommodating the School of Engineering, the NEDF building will provide additional space for the School of Art, Design and Architecture. The facility is intended to further enhance the University’s ability to lead and innovate, particularly within the fields of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping, as well as fostering links between University activities and the business community.

The anticipated project scope involves re-provision and relocation of the School of Engineering’s current functions within a dedicated new-build component of c.3,140m2 with associated refurbishment of the 1970s Babbage Building. This latter element will provide a defined area of dedicated space for the functions relocated within it, together with refreshing remaining spaces and addressing identified maintenance issues.

The anticipated net area for the combined new build and refurbishment components is 10,650m2. Given its prominent location on the western edge of the campus, the NEDF will need to provide a successful insertion within the wider city landscape and be an exemplar of a low energy-use building.

It is anticipated that between three and five bid teams will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the dialogue phase, which will include design approach workshop sessions leading to the submission of final tenders in early October 2019.

On announcing the launch of the Competition, Mr Trevor Wills, Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of Plymouth commented: “The new Engineering and Design Facility is part of our long-term vision to create a sustainable campus that both educates and inspires. It will offer a state-of-the-art setting for the engineers and designers of tomorrow, giving us the ultimate place to bring together students, academics and industry in an environment that not only benefits them but also society as a whole.”

A Memorandum of Information, Selection Questionnaire and other supporting information is available from the University of Plymouth’s digital tendering portal The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the project scope for the New Engineering & Design Facility, the procurement process and programme. The deadline for submission of SQ returns is 12.00hrs (BST) on 30 July 2019.

1 Nov 2012
Plymouth University Marine Building
Design: Burwell Deakins Architects
Plymouth University Marine Building
picture : Artography
Plymouth University Marine Building
The new state-of-the-art Marine Building at Plymouth University, designed by Burwell Deakins Architects, was opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday during a royal visit. Located on the University campus at a prime location within the city, the building acts as a symbol of Plymouth’s eminence in marine sciences – encouraging a dialogue between the city, its academic institutions and the wider world.

3 May 2012
Pavilions Arena Plymouth
Design: BDP
Pavilions Arena Plymouth building design
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Pavilions Arena Plymouth
BDP design proposals for the £83m Pavilions Arena redevelopment have been approved by Plymouth City Council, paving the way for a planning application to be made by Akkeron Leisure, the appointed preferred developer.
The scheme by BDP for the Pavilions site provides an extended and refurbished arena and also re-structures the site to provide a gateway from the city centre into the Millbay and Stonehouse areas of Plymouth via a new boulevard running to the north of the site.

17 Nov 2011
Plymouth College of Art Masterplan
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Plymouth College of Art Building
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Plymouth College of Art
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have recently been appointed as Lead Architects for the Masterplanning of Plymouth College of Art future expansion and refurbishment that will lead the way for a 10 year redevelopment of the College.
The scope of the project is to review the Plymouth College of Art accommodation on its main Tavistock Place site and two other nearby satellite sites. The intention is to review ways to improve on space utilisation and consider consolidation of the College onto its main site.

Plymouth Architecture

Key Cornish Building Projects, alphabetical:

Bircham Park masterplan, Derriford, North Plymouth
Design: S333 Architecture + Urbanism
Plymouth masterplan

Brewhouse and Clarence buildings, Royal William Yard
Design: Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects with Gilmore Hankey Kirke (envelope repair)
RIBA Awards 2006

Plymouth Civic Centre
Design: HJW Stirling
Grade II listed in 2007

Plymouth Theatre Royal
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
Plymouth Theatre Royal
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Plymouth Theatre Royal
Stirling Prize 2003 + RIBA Award 2003

Plymouth 20-year Vision
Design: Martorell, Bohigas Mackay Arquitectes – MBM with AZ Urban Studio

University of Plymouth – Roland Levinsky building
Design: BDP + Henning Larsen
Roland Levinsky building
photo © HBG UK Ltd.
Plymouth building
Architecture Competition win 2004 : Henning Larsens

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Eden Project, Cornwall
Design: Grimshaw Architects
Eden Project Cornwall
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