Taking up residence in the ground floor of the Melville building, Hub Box will be the first business to open following extensive renovations to restore the iconic building at the centre of Royal William Yard. A busy programme of work over the coming weeks will see the historic space transformed to create a bar and 180-seat restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor courtyard and waterfront areas.
The new restaurant will become the sole focus for Hub Box in Plymouth, with the city centre restaurant closing this week and staff moving across to the new premises in due course. The Royal William Yard restaurant marks an expansion for the business, offering double the space of the previous restaurant and blank canvas for the cool and creative brand to make its mark.
Hub Box has come a long way from its beginnings on St. Ives harbour, with restaurants now spanning the South West and Wales, as the impressive business continues to grow. Keeping close to its coastal roots, the new Plymouth restaurant will overlook Royal William Yard marina, with outdoor seating that means dining and drinks with an unrivalled view.
Behind closed doors over the coming months, Hub Box will bring its signature unique and vibrant style to the Yard. The design will be a celebration of South West coast and surf culture, with a modern and spirited feel. The décor will be light and fresh, showcasing local makers, and focusing on sustainability with reclaimed materials. New images released by the restaurant give a sneak peek of what to expect.
Emily Handslip, Commercial Director, said: “We are so excited that Hub Box is joining us at Royal William Yard and adding to the amazing hospitality offer here; this is an incredible place to visit with something for everyone, and it’s just about to get even better.
“Melville is a truly iconic building, sensitively and skilfully restored to its former glory and fit for the future. It feels especially rewarding to have a successful local independent business be the first to open here and make this special space its new Plymouth home.”
Richard Boon, Founder and CEO of Hub Box, said: “Refurbishing old and historic buildings has long been a passion of ours and is at the heart of the Hub Box ethos. Teamed with our coastal roots, it means Royal William Yard – with its wonderful setting, amazing history and architecture – is the perfect location for our next restaurant.
“We are thrilled to be creating a new flagship venue in the Yard; it’s an exciting expansion to a bigger premises and job opportunities will be made available. It’ll be a busy start to the year, bringing our vision to life in this incredible space, but will be well worth the wait and we can’t wait to throw open the doors.”