Yesterday we heard about plans from the new owners of the Drill Hall:
Today, Devon Live carries more:
First look plans revealed for new Devon seafront Rockfish restaurant
Seafood restaurant Rockfish have revealed plans to open a new branch in Sidmouth.
Rockfish, which is run by restaurateur Mitch Tonks has submitted formal planning permission for the development and changes of use of the historic Drill Hall on Sidmouth’s sea front.
Rockfish were the preferred bidder in a recent tender scheme which involved bids from other businesses and the community being submitted. The design by Grainge Architects in Exeter retains the key features of the building adding a balcony overlooking the sea and openings in the east facing elevation to bring in light and allow spectacular views of the coastline.
The exterior of the building will be designed to looked like a working fishing building that is sympathetic with the neighbouring sailing club, RNLI & trawler agents.
The Drill Hall is known by local residents for its unique interior features, all of which are being retained and enhanced as part of the scheme by leading designers Macaulay Sinclair.
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Clearly the developer needs to be sensitive to the heritage of both the building and of the wider Port Royal area…
This is what the Drill Hall looks like today, photo courtesy of the Sidmouth Drill Hall Research Site:
And this is what it looked like when it was first built, again, courtesy of the Sidmouth Drill Hall Research Site
With a little more here: