Poundbury History: Phase 2

Poundbury History: Phase 2

When did Phase 2 begin?

The second phase of the development was granted outline planning permission in October 1999. The area provides 900 dwellings and employment space over a 10 year development period.

Bridport Parkway, relieving Bridport Road, was constructed in 2006. As from 2005 the Duchy has provided 35 per cent affordable housing in Phase 2.

The South West Quadrant is a 10 acre site and forms the remainder of Phase 2 and is situated between the Bridport Road and Middle Farm Way with views towards historic Maiden Castle.

Planning Approval was granted by West Dorset District Council in 2008 for 190 homes (of which 59 were affordable, including a mixture of shared ownership and rented accommodation), shops, offices and restaurants.

The focal point of the development is the Buttermarket with small retail units and workshops lining the square. The development was built by CG Fry & Son & Morrish Builders. Architects include Ben Pentreath, Jonathan Holland, Craig Hamilton, George Saumarez-Smith.

The final focus of Phase 2 is Queen Mother Square, scheduled for completion in 2018, providing further retail and commercial facilities. The Poundbury Garden Centre was opened in 2006.

Little Waitrose Poundbury opened its doors to customers in November 2011 and this was later extended in 2016 and reopened as Waitrose. 


Dorset Food & Arts Festival 2017 – Credit: Lara Jane Thorpe Photography

















Read more/External Links


  • Celebrating Poundbury: Architects Ben Pentreath
  • Celebrating Poundbury: Architects Jonathan Holland
  • Celebrating Poundbury: Architects Craig Hamilton
  • Celebrating Poundbury: Architects George Saumarez-Smith