The Mary Newman building has historic and social significance for the University Campus. It was designed as a ship ‘on shore’ for the trainee Ratings when the School of Navigation was on this site. In the 1970s it became part of Plymouth Polytechnic.
The building, with its central core and alternative means of escape, lent itself to redevelopment as student accommodation. The scheme includes on every floor, two flats and a large shared kitchen / dining / living room, which have fantastic views out towards the Hoe. It has proved very popular with students.
|Willmore Iles Architects||Paula Willmore, Stephen Draper|
|Structural Engineer||Airey + Coles|
|Mechanical + Electrical Engineer||DCL Consulting Engineers, Mitie|