There are some very good models for what could be done to redevelop the Eastern Town:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal and the Eastern Town: homes on stilts
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: building big in wood
Futures Forum: Art & Design >>> Reimagining Port Royal >>> Fri Oct 14th @ the Sidmouth Science Festival
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal and the Eastern Town >>> >>> architecture competition to re-imagine Port Royal >>> winning design chosen >>> Architects' Journal report
Here's an interesting mixed development by FCBS Studio for a similar brief to Port Royal:
Take Two: FCBS draws up new plans for historic Cornish quay
19 May, 2017
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has ’significantly reworked’ its plans for a mixed-used scheme on Hayle’s listed South Quay
In 2012 the practice won outline approval for a £30 milllon scheme on the historic Cornish harbourside – a development then backed by ING Real Estate – despite criticism from Historic England (then English Heritage).
But earlier this year, in February, the plot was snapped up by developer Hayle Quays, and FCBS returned with revised proposals for the long-derelict quayside site which sits within the Devon and Cornwall Tin and Copper Mining World Heritage Site.
The practice says the earlier scheme for the site has been refined ‘following a review by UNESCO’.
FCBS associate Matt Williams, who comes from nearby Penzance, describes the new design as ‘an ensemble of buildings which are contemporary in style, yet reference the historic and local iconography of the Cornish vernacular’.
He added: ‘The design process was incredibly complex. The challenge of managing a post-industrial future for Hayle Harbour, which mixes residential requirements with the operational needs of a harbour is immense. The current and future operation of the harbour and the use of the quayside, shaped our thinking.’
The project creates 30 homes, two restaurants and a performance space, and is officially the second phase of the wider regeneration of South Quay. Three years ago the practice also completed the award-winning £15 million Asda store as part of the first phase of the quay’s redevelopment.
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