Poundbury History: South West Quadrant

Poundbury’s South West Quadrant

When did the work on the South West Quadrant begin?

Building work started by CG Fry and Morrish Builders on this quadrant in 2006 and includes 190 homes, of which 59 are affordable, shops, offices and restaurants.

Morrish are in the final stages of their building programme in the South West Quadrant at Poundbury.

How big is the South West Quadrant?

The distinctive houses in the South West Quadrant form the 10acre site between Bridport Road and Middle Farm way.

From the south side the houses have spectacular views of the historic Iron Age hill fort Maiden Castle.

What’s the Buttermarket?

The focal point of this quarter is the Buttermarket, where boutique shops, businesses and cafés have opened, including the Buttermarket Bakery.

The iconic Butter Market Bakery is an artisan bakery with a rustic interior and the iconic Maiden House at the south end.

New additions to the Buttermarket include the new Post Office within the relaunched Buttermarket Stores, the Bramble Café and Deli, run by Mat Follas, Poundbury Pilates and Wessex ECOEnergy.

What is the Buttermarket?

The Butter Market Bakery’s iconic building the Buttercross had long been identified in Masterplanner Leon Krier’s masterplan. The large double height building forms a focal point to the square – which was identified in the original Poundbury masterplan.

The building was inspired by the 18th century brick language of buildings such as the Town Hall in Bridport.

Parkway Farm

Developed for heavier industrial uses and now includes Weymouth College’s Centre of Vocational Excellence in Stonemasonry Skills. Here students can study traditional trades skills such as construction, plastering and plumbing.

Maiden House

Maiden House will see the build completion of the Buttermarket, a square of individually designed, classical buildings providing a selection of commercial and residential property.

One of the most iconic buildings in the square, Maiden House has an eye-catching classical style designed by renowned architect, Craig Hamilton.



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