Bastion 6

studio-8 survey-17 survey-36Bastion 6 Hilsea Lines, Portsmouth (United Kingdom) 2015

University of Portsmouth 

Students were provided with the opportunity of working
on ‘Bastion 6’ completed in 1871 as part of the Palmerston
Fortification Strategy that forms part of the ‘Hilsea Lines’ to the
north of Portsmouth. In addition, Bastion 6 is a Scheduled Monument protected by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
The Client’s Brief called for the renovation of Bastion 6 to
house the World War 1 Remembrance Museum Collection
Currently, Bastion 6 is in an uninhabitable state but with
voluntary contributions from the Armed Forces, Skills Force and
other interested parties, tasks such as stripping lead paint from
the vaulted ceilings, and woodwork repairs to the fenestration,
have already begun. It is understood that English Heritage and
Portsmouth City Council are in full support of the venture.
Architecture and Interior Design students involved in this
project were tasked to undertake a full measured survey
of Bastion 6 producing existing plans, elevations and sections which
could be used by the client in the design development of the existing
building. All of the student work that was produced at the end of
the week was formally exhibited to the client.

Client: Charles Haskell, Ben French

Tutors: Martin Andrews, Emma Travers, Lynne Mesher, Karen Fielder, Amy Walker

Students: Students from Undergraduate & Post Graduate Architecture, Interior Architecture & Historic Building Conservation courses

Research Question: The ambition of this project was to provide the clients with a coherent set of plans for the next phase of the Bastion 6 project; whilst also making various suggestions and proposals for the relocation of the World War 1 Remembrance Museum Collection – providing the city of Portsmouth with a new historically based space for the display and storage of the invaluable collection.



11-50, Analytical, Architecture, Collaboration, Days, Extra-curricular, Interior Architecture, Portsmouth Univ., Postgraduate, Propositional, Self-funded, Students with tutor, Undergraduate, United Kingdom