Plans for a luxury hotel complex on the landmark, six acre Drakes Island in Plymouth Sound were unveiled at a public consultation event in late 2011. The proposals to develop the island, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, were put forward by owners Rotolok Holdings.
Conservation, Architecture, Urban Design & Masterplanning
On going. Planning approved.
LHC’s designs include a hotel with reception, 120 seat fine dining restaurant, bar, conference facilities, spa, gym and 25 bedroom suites. The historic Casemates Building would hold a further 19 luxury suites. A dramatic arrivals building with a scenic lift would link the jetty with the upper island.
The project offers a tremendous opportunity for the island to become a flagship for the regeneration of Plymouth waterfront. At a time of economic austerity, it sends a powerful message that Plymouth is open for business. Planning consent was granted in Spring 2017.