Today was a landmark moment for Poundbury as the much-anticipated Royal Pavilion was officially launched, heralding a new era for the development. With its triumphal arch, signature tower and classical stone colonnades, the building is now the crowning glory of Queen Mother Square.
Set around a central private piazza, this collection of twenty apartments and penthouses has been designed with beautiful interiors, generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings and French doors that open onto individual private terraces for al fresco dining overlooking Poundbury. The accommodation has been created for contemporary living, with luxury kitchens, ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms, underfloor heating plus private secure basement parking and concierge service.
Royal Pavilion is the design of Ben Pentreath, a London-based architect who specialises in buildings that seamlessly fit their environment, often drawing from classical inspiration. Royal Pavilion is the most significant commission for Poundbury to date and now provides a monumental backdrop.
Named after one of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s racehorses, Royal Pavilion also borrows its lineage from the famous seaside retreat built at Brighton in 1787 for George Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811.
On entering the newly-completed building, you could be forgiven for thinking that you are in an upscale Knightsbridge hotel. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors, regal blue carpeting and Art deco-style light fittings create a luxury yet homely feel as you elevate via stairs or lift to your floor.
Inside the 16 apartments, hallways are large and light, leading through to open-plan kitchens with doors onto large terrace areas that overlook the bustling square below and the Dorset hills beyond. Underground parking is provided and next year will herald the opening of an exclusive new spa on the ground floor.
The four luxury penthouses have interconnecting panoramic terraces and handmade bespoke CG Fry & Son kitchens, whilst the master bedroom accommodation includes private dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms. The Triplex Tower Penthouse, with its panoramic views of Poundbury, is an architectural masterpiece.
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