Shipwrights Arms development update

Shippies owner Paul Jubb emailed the committee recently with news about the development proposed for Shippies. Paul has given permission for us to forward the contents of the email to you:

‘Further to our discussions last year, we wanted to provide you and the Battery Point Community Association an update on the development plans for Shippies.

Due to community feedback and the ongoing COVID related issues with accommodation, we have decided not to progress the original plans to add more accommodation to the site. Instead, we have been progressing a renovation of the building including repainting externally, an internal refurbishment and turning the outside dining area into an atrium. This will result in very minimal change to the footprint or the external view of Shippies but will substantially improve the aesthetics and dining experience.

We have lodged a Development Application for these changes and expect this to be advertised next Saturday. While we do not expect any negative impact to residents, should you or any of your members have any queries about the plans please do not hesitate to contact me.’