Harbour Lights, Weymouth

Care/Retirement Living

Harbour Lights, Care/Retirement Living, Weymouth

The Harbour Lights project is an imaginative 3-storey Retirement Living development on the seafront at Weymouth in Dorset. McCarthy & Stone’s careful consideration of the façades facing Weymouth Marina preserved the distinctive character of the local area.

P.A.W. Structures helped the main contractor McCarthy & Stone to design and build a new superstructure to house retired over 60’s in a stunning location which overlooks Weymouth Marina.

We installed a hot rolled steel podium to form under-croft parking as well as communal areas. This dovetailed perfectly with the 3-storey SIGMAT light gauge steel frame and the SIGMAT Mansard roof.

Since this was our first experience of building with light gauge steel the speed of construction took us all by surprise. This is a ‘great piece of kit’ that went up well, with the P.A.W. team working in partnership with other trades on site. I’d be more than happy to construct in this way in the future.

Alan Richards, Construction Director, McCarthy & Stone

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Project details


McCarthy & Stone

P.A.W. Contract Value

Circa £12m

Frame Details

  • Single-storey hot rolled podium
  • 3-storey SIGMAT light gauge frame
  • Formation of SIGMAT Mansard roof

Programme Duration

Transfer structure – 6 weeks
SIGMAT frame and roof – 8 weeks

Main Contractor

McCarthy & Stone


The Planning Bureau


Graham Garner & Partners


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Harbour Lights, Weymouth

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