Sector: Public & Community

Devonport Column

Project Description

Devonport Column was constructed in 1824 to commemorate Plymouth Dock becoming the new town of Devonport. This Grade 1 Listed structure was on the Buildings at Risk register. Work to start on the 124ft column came after the Heritage Lottery agreed to grant funding worth £685,000.

The main focus on the restoration was to be able to provide a tourist attraction where the public can climb to the top and view the surrounding areas

Devonport Column is one of the city’s finest heritage buildings. Now fully restored and renovated thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant, the public can access the 124-foot viewing platform for the first time in more than 50 years, offering the finest views across the city, Dartmoor, Cornwall and the Sound

Project Involvement

Detailed design of building services engineering systems from condition survey, through concept design to a fully developed proposal, including site monitoring duties.

Project Benefits

Careful detailed design of installation to ensure no damage to building fabric of historic significance.

Design WiFi internet system installed inside the column to allow visitors access to historical archives, play games and experience augmented reality via phones and laptops.

The Column is also illuminated externally with the provision of colour changing / dimming floodlights.

Facilities were included to enable an external audio visual system to be installed including comprehensive sound system and visual projector system.

Interactive performance capabilities