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Once a Royal Navy victualling yard, Royal William Yard is now an award-winning waterside destination in the heart of the South West.

“We shall leave this city not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was left to us.”
Tom Bloxham MBE | Chairman – Urban Splash
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This collection of Grade I listed buildings have been re-imagined by Urban Splash as Plymouth’s best place to live, work, stay, play and relax.

The Urban Splash vision was design-led, with a the company committing to an ambitious regeneration programme. The result is a buzzing new neighbourhood filled with homes, restaurants, bars, galleries, a cinema, offices, retail, artists spaces and a boutique hotel.

History feature


The Yard is steeped in history, stories and amazing architecture. It’s an important heritage site, with the largest collection of Grade I listed military buildings in Europe.

Named after King William IV, it was a hive of activity from its construction in 1825; keeping our naval fleet supplied and afloat.

Royal William Yard was created by engineering legend, Sir John Rennie. And we have an elaborate clock tower, designed by the same clockmaker responsible for the first design for Big Ben.

The 10 buildings now transformed here are named after their original victualling use; names such as Brewhouse and Slaughterhouse remain iconically stencilled on each structure - another celebration of the site’s remarkable history.