02 Dec Continuing our Heritage work in Plymouth
WWA have recently been appointed to deliver CDMC services on the redevelopment of Fort Bovisand, which is located on the eastern side of Plymouth Sound, continuing our heritage work in Plymouth.
The main fort, constructed between 1860 and 1869 comprises of 23 granite casemates, which was originally intended to provide coastal defence to Plymouth and the Sound. The buildings are Grade 2 and 2* listed, along with a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the site.
Following feasibility studies, The Fort Bovisand Trust, in partnership with Fort Bovisand Developments Ltd, have been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to facilitate their vision for the redevelopment, which includes an education centre, recreational facilities and residential accommodation.
WWA will be providing CDM Coordinator services on this project, supporting the lead consultant/architect ADP.
Health and Safety Services Principal, David Owen, said: “This is a complex and challenging site, due to the nature of the building structures and their historical significance. It also involves a range of activities, including demolition, refurbishment and conversion works”.
“I grew up in Plymouth and know Fort Bovisand well, therefore, this project has personal significance for me and I am really looking forward to seeing the site transformed”.
Andrew Gilbert, Director, said: “This project adds to our already substantial portfolio of heritage experience, particularly around Plymouth Sound and the Royal William Yard, where we are already providing a range of services on the new Melville Hotel and Factory Cooperage”.