The Gillespie Yunnie Architects has designed this stunning staircase that link Royal William Yard in Plymouth to the public park. The visitors of the South West Coast path can now walk through the 19th Century yard since it has always been a dead end due to its naturally defensive nature and peninsular location. The structure is more fabulous at night when the stairs are illuminated by color-shifting ribbongs of LED lights.
Description from Gillespie Yunnie Architects:
The stair links the defensive western end of the Royal William Yard to the South West Coast path above the site. The Royal William Yard was designed by Sir John Renny to supply the entire Royal navy Fleet with beer, rum, ships biscuits and cured meat. Built between 1826 and 1831 it was used continually by the Navy until the 1990s when it closed and has since been subject to one of the largest regeneration programmes in the South West. Gillespie Yunnie Architects have been working with developers Urban Splash since 2005 on the Grade I Listed site, which now houses a mixture of apartments, offices, shops and restaurants.