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Melville

Melville, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

  • Client:

    Urban Splash

  • Architect:

     Ferguson Mann/ gillespie yunnie architects 

  • Value:

    £4m

  • Our Role:

    M&E, Building Physics


Royal William Yard a mixed-use development situated in Plymouth, on a 15-acre site with its own marina. The yard was originally constructed between 1825 and 1831 as a British Navy victualling facility and has been redeveloped into a series of residential units, restaurants, bars, a cinema, offices, artists spaces and a hotel.

Melville a Sir John Rennie designed Grade I listed building is the striking centrepiece of Royal William Yard and overlooks the Marina. 

Stretching over three floors, the scheme retains the building’s original Georgian features with the lower floors home to leading restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. The upper two floors have been transformed into an inspiring range of workspaces ranging from 300 to 100,000 sq ft. 

Method led the complete detailed design services from conception through to completion on the sympathetic conversion and refurbishment. Our involvement also has included a complete review of the Yard’s site-wide infrastructure, with the design of primary infrastructure upgrade works through the Public Realm spaces which will host a programme of markets, cultural events and exhibitions.