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Coast Path Staircase at Royal William Yard by Gillespie Yunnie Architects

Category: Architecture Published on 15 Jul, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
Coast Path Staircase at Royal William Yard by Gillespie Yunnie Architects

UK-based architecture practice Gillespie Yunnie Architects has recently completed this dramatic stairs that links the defensive western end of the Royal William Yard in Plymouth to the public park above, allowing strolls on the South West Coast path.

The Royal William Yard was designed by Sir John Renny to supply the entire Royal navy Fleet with beer, rum, ships biscuits and cured meat. Built between 1826 and 1831 it was used continually by the Navy until the 1990’s when it closed and has since been subject to one of the largest regeneration programmes in the South West. Gillespie Yunnie Architects have been working with developers Urban Splash since 2005 on the multi award winning Grade I Listed site, which now houses a mixture of apartments, offices, shops and restaurants.

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The Royal William Yard has always been a dead end due to it’s naturally defensive nature and peninsular location, so the staircase linking the far end of the Yard with the open green space of the peninsular above has always been a key part of the regeneration masterplan, to allow residents to access the park and historic battlements at the top of the high retaining wall, and allow walker to continue along the Coast Path route via a dramatic piece of architecture.

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all images © RICHARD DOWNER

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