Prince of Wales Beer Garden

Tyrrell Dowinton Associates, Guernsey, 2012


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The oasis as seen from the street 

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  • The oasis as seen from the street    
  • Night time bar view    
  • Night time view of the terrace    
  • Night time view from the monument with the public house on the right    
  • Daytime view of the bar    
  • Daytime terrace view    
  • The different materials of the bar and terrace    
  • The cladding wraps the corridor to the facilities    
  • The site in context as seen from the monument    
  • Iroko cladding panels    
  • Light and shade of the cladding    
  • Cladding texture and detail    
  • A shaft of sunlight finds its way onto the iroko    
  • Site location plan    
  • Floor and site plan    
  • Floor plan and sections    
  • North elevation    
  • Sectional elevation    
  • South elevation    
  • West elevation    
  • Sectional elevation    
  • Sectional elevation    
  • Sections, details, notes    

Creation of an outdoor bar and terrace within a listed granite walled site formerly used as car parking

Monument Point is a semi-circle of land enclosed by a listed granite wall and named after a nearby war memorial. The owners of the Prince of Wales bar, adjacent to the site approached us with a view to converting the land, then used as car parking, into an open air bar and terrace for use in the summer months.

The brief was to incorporate bar, cellar, storage and toilets while achieving a licence for 80 people, all on a site of 115m. The solution was a compact design utilising every corner of the unusual shape of the site. The building also had to respect its setting within the granite walls and a historical part of the town.

Timber frame and off-site prefabricated cladding panels solved the problem of a short construction period of 12 weeks and a tight town centre site. The building was delivered on time and on budget.


  • Begun: May 2012
  • Completed: Aug 2012
  • Floor area: 26m2
  • Sectors: Public realm, Sports and leisure, Retail
  • Total cost: £210,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Apr 2012
  • Procurement: Negotiated tender
  • Address: Prince of Wales Beer Garden, Monument Point, Smith Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3JG, United Kingdom

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