Plans submitted for Drill Hall > the design

Yesterday we heard about plans from the new owners of the Drill Hall:

BREAKING: Plans submitted for 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.

First look plans revealed for new Devon seafront Rockfish restaurant

 

For other news and perspectives, see:

Sidmouth Drill Hall Research Site

Rescue Sidmouth Drill Hall

 

Clearly the developer needs to be sensitive to the heritage of both the building and of the wider Port Royal area…

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This is what the Drill Hall looks like today, photo courtesy of the Sidmouth Drill Hall Research Site:

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Recent exterior photographs – 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

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1905 postmark | Sidmouth Drill Hall Research

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With a little more here:

Original frontage | Sidmouth Drill Hall Research

   
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