Amazing space for start ups
Gatehouse used to guard the entrance to Royal William Yard, keeping pilferers’ hands off the navy’s food, drink and supplies. As such, it has one of the most prominent locations in the whole development, to the side of the grand entrance.
It’s ideal for small, growing businesses, with unique workspaces that combine lots of lovely original features with modern boutique design split over three floors. Set up your business here and you’ll have access to smart communal meeting rooms and new modern facilities, as well as having all the excitement of Plymouth’s most prestigious development on your doorstep including a marina, numerous restaurants and a programme of events.
The Gatehouse historically housed the police presence at Royal William Yard in the 19th Century and now offers the convenience of modern office space with the character of a period grade II listed property.
With a multitude of restaurants on your doorstep and incredible outdoor space - including the Marina, The Green, Fire Stone Bay Beach complete with its own tidal pool – who could ask for a more enjoyable place to base your business!
Royal William Yard is a place where thousands of people live and work. But with its beautiful buildings, stunning views, great restaurants, leisure facilities, bakery and galleries, it’s a destination too. There’s always something going on here.
You can try yoga or fitness classes on the lawn, take the stunning, award-winning steps down to the famous South West Coast Path, rent a paddleboard from Firestone Arches or take a dip in the tidal swimming pool at Firestone Bay. There’s also a regular programme of events all year round, including craft and food markets, seasonal events, pop-up arts performances such as the Invisible Circus’ street entertainers, wall dancers, The Barbican Theatre and Plymouth Art to name a few.
Meet the designer
Gillespie Yunnie Architects
RIBA South West Architect of the year 2014
The practice have a particular interest in finding contemporary solutions for constrained and historic environments with expertise in the creative re-use and re-invention of existing buildings.
Creative interventions and respect for the beautiful original architecture have helped create a stunning place to live and work –and have led to a raft of awards.