13 Jun Mount Wise Wins at the Michelmores Property Awards
The Mount Wise development in Devonport, Plymouth has been named ‘Residential Project of the Year (36 units and over)’ at the Michelmores Property Awards 2018.
The awards, which are in their 16th year, celebrate construction projects across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Bristol. Organised by the Michelmores Real Estate team, the awards highlight outstanding schemes within a range of sectors from commercial developments through to education buildings. The awards ceremony took place at the University of Exeter campus and was hosted by local comedian, Josh Widdicombe.
Mount Wise is an exceptional regeneration project in the centre of Plymouth, formerly a fortified MoD estate closed to the public, it is now a thriving new community. 250 high-quality homes have been delivered with a further 59 in the new Leeward House.
Leeward House is a contemporary apartment building, comprising 59 one, two and three-bedroom apartments over six floors, with stunning views over the River Tamar, Plymouth Sound, Plymouth and Dartmoor.
The development surrounds a cricket pitch where a new pavilion and community building has been built. There is a café on the site and retail space together with several business tenants occupying office suites in the Grade II Listed Mount Wise House. Admiralty House (Grade II Listed), formerly the home of the Admiral of the Port, now has planning for conversion into 12 bespoke apartments.
There are two further residential phases in the pipeline comprising approximately 200 units, bringing the total number of new homes to circa 500.
In addition to the win for Mount Wise, WWA Chairman Roland Tiplady was shortlisted in the ‘John Laurence Special Contribution Award’, recognising his career with WWA spanning 40 years.
Kate Mills, Partner, said: “We team is thrilled to pick up the award for Residential Project of the Year on behalf of our clients. It really is an exceptional residential scheme, which has re-invigorated this area of Devonport and created outstanding new homes”.
“The team has been involved in the scheme through a number of different phases and it has been exciting to see the project developing from the other side of the water in our Royal William Yard offices”.
“We are also delighted that Roland has been recognised within the special contribution category, for all his hard work making WWA what it is today”.
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