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Leeward House

Written by Roma Publications

Leeward House – Latest phase of naval HQ transformation            

The redevelopment at Mount Wise involves the transformation of the former naval headquarters in Plymouth into desirable residential accommodation.

The Mount Wise development has become a sought-after waterfront destination, with high quality residential properties, office accommodation and retail units in a mature landscaped setting surrounding a cricket pitch and new pavilion.

Phase 3A, currently on site, encompasses circa £10m of works to create Leeward House – a six-storey reinforced concrete frame apartment building of 59 units, including five penthouses.

The project is being carried out for Mount Wise (Devon) Ltd by main contractors Henry Pollard & Sons Ltd; architects are Plymouth based Architects Design Group.

Ward Williams Associates has been appointed to provide project management, quantity surveying and principal designer services for Leeward House and has worked with the client for over 18 months to bring the project to site.

Leeward House is a contemporary building set on a very prominent position overlooking Royal William Yard, with far reaching views of the city up to Dartmoor, towards the Hoe and out over Plymouth Sound, and from the upper floors, views of the River Tamar and Cornwall.


This phase connects urban living to the waterside. The historic setting of Mount Wise, with waterside views on one side, and the dynamic views of the city on the other, brings together a true understanding of just how much Plymouth has to offer.

The building is designed to maximise views and natural daylight. The contemporary design includes a combination of inset and projecting balconies to the apartments and a high level of specification throughout.

Apartments at Leeward House include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes, each benefitting from either a private terrace or balcony. There will also be private allocated parking, additional designated visitor parking and lift access to all floors.

The contemporary theme flows from the design of the building’s external appearance to the internal fit out of all apartments. Careful attention has been taken to select superior finishes in all areas with products chosen to deliver a fresh appearance with clean lines, durability and the very best of modern living. The communal heating and hot water system will seek to minimise running costs and deliver on environmental benefits.

Emma Faraday of Mount Wise (Devon) Ltd commented: “We are very excited about delivering a new style of urban waterside living at Mount Wise. Although the building is not expected to be completed until autumn 2017, we have already received a great deal of interest.”

The Mount Wise development is truly stunning and a superb place to live just minutes from Plymouth’s City Centre.

Andrew Gilbert, Director at Ward Williams said: “We are delighted to be working with Mount Wise (Devon) Ltd to deliver the next phase of such a prestigious, local development. This is another significant step towards the successful regeneration of Devonport, and, as a Plymouth based consultant, WWA are very pleased to be helping to make a difference in our local area.”

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