Sea, Transportation

Portsmouth International Port

Portsmouth, Hampshire

D5 won the commission through a competitive interview process with lead consultant Halcrow. The brief for the project was to create a new Terminal, providing the customer experience of an Airport to attract more continental ferry passengers and a growing cruise liner operation.

The simple form of the design for Portsmouth International Port uses self-finish, durable, long life materials to ease maintenance and a clear span structure to maximise future flexibility. Internally the building has been arranged to be as intuitive to use as possible with a simple pallet of durable materials and large legible spaces requiring minimal signage. The building also houses retail and refreshment units, including a 1st floor bar with external terrace offering views over the docks and harbour.
See a time-lapse photo film of the Terminals construction on Vimeo here.


Awarded: Portsmouth Society ‘Best New Building Award’ 2012

Portsmouth City Council

£9.7m (2009)

Gross Area

Building Contract
JCT Standard Form

Lead Designer, Architect RIBA Work Stage 1 > 7

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