Royal Ordnance Depot

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Location: Weedon Bec, UK

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Project Year: 2017

Cost: N/A

The site is a former C19th arms, clothing store and barracks dating back to the Napoleonic era. The grand canal was extended through the centre of site linking the Depot to Birmingham where the munitions were made. There are approximately 20buildings on the site, most of which are listed, including an enclosure wall and bastions. It was also used in 2nd WW and decommissioned in 1960s and has been used for storage and light industrial since. It includes some well-known restoration and props production workshops. The project has been awarded grants from Historic England and Heritage Lottery Fund.

The site will include refurbishment of the historic bastions, wall and canal and more public access. Paul Vick architects have undertaken a site wide masterplan, designs for offices, shops, low energy homes, hotel, restaurant and care home as part of regenerating the site.

‘I like Paul Vick architects’ approach. It is integral to the way they have dealt with all our issues – from the strategic down to the small details – and is practical as well as creative. They have listened, explored and understood our needs. And at the same time they have ensured the architecture delivers for the surrounding area now and in the future. They have become the core for the project process making it more efficient for us, helping us manage a complex process.’ Client.

‘This is a fantastic opportunity to mend, bring back life and give greater value to the site, the surrounding area and its joint legacy. We are delighted to be involved.’ Paul Vick said.

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Royal Ordnance - Overview

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Royal Ordnance - Building 17

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Royal Ordnance - Entrance