This striking building was one of the first Plymouth City Centre rebuilding projects after the war to create a banking centre with traditional banking hall and supporting offices all contained in a 3 storey structure. The original design was for a 5 storey building but funds were not sufficient to complete the full proposal.
ADG were appointed to convert and extend the building to create a mixed use centre combining a restaurant and bar in the banking hall and adjoining ground floor area with apartments on the upper levels. The final solution achieved 24 2-bed apartments, 611m2 bar, occupied by The Berkeley Bar & Grill, and a 220m2 restaurant, occupied by Morgans Mediterranean Restaurant.
The additional floors have achieved a good public response to what was an adventurous proposal for the planning department at the time and has become a recognised and popular venue and landmark building.