SWA - Plymouth Architect


SWA were invited to participate and lead Plymouth University students in a one day design strategy workshop for the redevelopment of Drakes Reservoir on North Hill. Ideas developed ranged from fishing lake and recreation facilities to full a scale hydrophonic testing ground. Much fun was had by all.

SWA was commissioned by the Church of Christ to produce a long term strategy for the future development of a Chapel in the Lake District. A booklet was produced setting out a series of phased developments within the Church and grounds that has significantly helped with fund-raising for the project. It is hoped work will [...]

A large scale housing development plugging into an existing infrastructure.

This project proposed the introduction of a key link between Plymouths busy North Hill and the University Campus. The link took the form of a street to accommodate both a local dance school and social facilities for university students.

Demographically one of the most deprived areas in plymouth and the UK, Millbay has a high percentage of unemployed, unskilled and homeless within its population. Remnants of a failed regeneration have left large areas of waste land and no public realm. Yet despite this, pockets of community remain. This project builds on these pockets of [...]

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