We have worked on two major projects on the south side of Weymouth Harbour that in combination would constitute the most significant urban development in the town for decades.
The first, nearing completion, is for a new McCarthy & Stone residential care home on a highly sensitive site formerly occupied by a 1930s Fire Station. The company had taken forward a design for a new block of flats where planning had raised significant issues, resulting in the loss of an appeal. We were brought in in these difficult circumstances to provide a comprehensive re-design to the site. Planning was obtained smoothly and work will complete in 2016.
Immediately adjacent is the council’s 1970s office building that has fallen redundant and is being vacated. This building and car park was constructed on a cleared site of the ancient Weymouth High Street. As a result of our work next door, we were asked by West Dorset District Council to prepare a complete masterplan and outline planning application for a new scheme for the council offices.
This project achieved planning approval and the site is currently being tendered for sale. It is not certain whether our scheme will be taken forward.
West Dorset District Council - McCarthy & Stone
2013 - 2014