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Elizabethan House Regeneration, Plymouth

DHV Architects were the lead consultants for the regeneration of the late Sixteenth Century Elizabethan House Museum for Plymouth City Council.

The Elizabethan House is a Grade II* listed quay-side merchant’s house in the Barbican area of Plymouth’s beautiful historic old town. The museum is the most complete and unaltered example of a jettied merchant’s house in Plymouth. However, the building was in a poor structural condition and was on the Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register. We needed to undertake careful repair work and a complete re-servicing to bring it back into life as a cultural destination for Plymouth.

We delivered an imaginative interpretation strategy alongside considered repair and conversion work. The project was executed in collaboration with James Mackintosh Architects as part of a growing strategic partnership between the practices.

Izaak Hudson, DHV Conservation Architect, takes us on a tour of this incredible building, full of historical treasures.

DHV Architects is an innovative, design-led RIBA Chartered Practice based in the creative heart of Bristol. We specialise in historic building conservation and residential, mixed-use and master planning projects. Our work includes: major heritage assets; churches and cathedrals; regeneration; conservation and repairs; residential developments; home extensions and renovations.

Contact us for more information: 0117 914 8317 or email

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