Following completion of a masterplan for the Castle Court site ADG were commissioned by Sutton Harbour Holdings Ltd to prepare a detailed planning application. The site formerly used as an officer’s mess by the Royal Navy will bring together a number of new buildings arranged around a large landscaped public courtyard.
The completed development will include residential apartments, a hotel and pub/restaurant, a permanent training base for the Royal Yachting Association, self catering accommodation to serve the local sailing community and visitors to the area, retail, restaurants, cafes, office accommodation and workshop units for marine sector employers such as boat builders and sail makers.
The mixed use development on the island of Portland is an exemplar for creating a public space within a collection of building forms to define a sense of place. The requirement for BREEAM Excellent in all building forms led to the use of sustainable design methodologies and the creation of bespoke criteria and studies to satisfy the required standards.
ADG worked closely with the design team, including building service and sustainability consultants, throughout the design stages to ensure that the BREEAM requirements are achieved.