Royal Naval Armament Depot – Del Carmen

Royal Naval Armament Depot – Del Carmen

Gosport, like its famous neighbour, Portsmouth Harbour, is benefiting from a renaissance and, standing proudly on the waterfront, is Priddy’s Hard, one of Crest Nicholson’s flagship developments.

SSQ R1 Del Carmen Blue-black roofing slate was used for the project in order to enhance the styling and, at the same time, preserve the look of the area’s unique heritage.

Built in 1771, Priddy’s Hard was a gunpowder storage facility and the oldest of the four depots that made up Gosport’s famous Royal Naval Armament Depot. The 10-hectare site is now a Conservation Area and includes a number of historic and listed buildings.

The new development of contemporary one- and two-bedroom apartments has been designed to blend with the military styling of the original buildings that remain on the site.

The new apartment blocks are sleek, red-brick buildings with pilasters, corbels and industrial-looking ‘chimneys’.

• Project: Regeneration of the Royal Naval Armament Depot in Gosport, Hampshire.
• Client: Crest Nicholson, Chertsey.
• Architect: Crest Nicholson, Chertsey.
• Roofing: Bracknell Roofing, Southampton
• Type: Residential
• Category: New Build
• Element: Roof
• Product: SSQ R1 Del Carmen® Blue-black roofing slate (500mm x 250mm)
• Supplier: Bracknell Roofing, Southampton
• Scope: c.100,000 roofing slates

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