Quay West

Modern seaside apartments and shops in West Bay, Dorset
Location West Bay, Dorset
Status Built
Discipline Residential
Client Wyatt Homes

This highly visible, mixed use development in the centre of town, fronts the harbour and the beach. There are 45 apartments, a restaurant/cafe and a shop across three separate buildings. Parking is situated underground.

Project Awards & Recognition

LABC South West Built in Quality Awards
Finalist ‘Best Multiple Housing Site’
aerial view of circular building with wooden cladding and lovely sea views
view of west bay apartments across the harbour with boats
aerial view of west bay building with quay on right and car park in front

Impressive curved stone corner building teamed with seaside architecture

The prominent corner is turned by a stone-faced, oval block, which forms the focal point for the junction of the harbour and beach.

A long block of apartments finished in crisp white render face the harbour, heavy greenheart timbers reflect the robust detailing of the piles on the harbour wall.

rear view of west bay apartments with wooden cladding on building

The heart of the development

The centrepiece of the development is a tear drop shaped ‘folly’ acting as a full stop to the view from the harbour.

The Folly shares many of the design features of the main buildings such as the use of Greenheart timbers to reflect the character of the quayside but it is also a stand alone building in its own right.

This building featured as the police station in the BBC production ‘Broadchurch’.

Completion Date 2008
Wyatt Homes, Ben Connell (courtesy of Q-railing)



view of west bay apartments from the sea with boats in front