Client: Torbay Council and MDL Marina Developments Ltd
Construction budget: £20million
Kay Elliott have been involved in a number of phases of development and regeneration of Torquay’s harbour spanning 20 years. Improved access was essential to support other improvements being undertaken, which included a new pub, multi-story car park, business units, the Harbour Master’s office, the Living Coasts coastal zoo, and the major refurbishment and change of use of the Grade II listed Pavilion.
Works around the harbour also include the marina with 440 berths and the town dock. To accommodate the passage of boats, the 45m long multi-span foot bridge has a 10m opening section. The result is a stunning centre-piece marking the threshold between the harbour and open sea, whilst providing all important pedestrian link across the Torquay Harbour Conservation Area.
The regeneration of the Pavilion helped Kay Elliott to win its first environmental award, in 1989, and for Living Coasts Kay Elliott were proud to receive an RIBA Town and Country Design Award in 2004.Further developments and masterplanning can be seen in the Princess Gardens project profile < Back