Drakes Reservoir

An elegant addition to Drakes Reservoir in the heart of the City Centre involves the redevelopment of a former social club site into a mixed-use development focused on student housing, with a particular target audience of international students. The design aims to complement the Grade II Listed Reservoir and Leat, with the southern elevation showcasing a formal facade that respects the scale and quality of the fine structures recently constructed on the Plymouth University Campus.


The project utilises randomly cut Plymouth Limestone ashlar blocks, laid in regular courses, to harmonise with the Plymouth Limestone, Portland Stone, and Cornish Granite found in the surrounding buildings.