My name is Georgia India Richards and I have just graduated from Falmouth University with a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design. I have had a passion for Interior Design for as long as I can remember and am especially interested in re-purposing derelict and historic buildings, recreating atmospheric and intriguing new spaces that work for our modern-day lifestyles.
For my final project, I took on the repurposing of a derelict gun fort that was originally built in 1870 in the estuary of Milford Haven, in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. A circular building in structure with 4 floors it was built on a rock, hence its name, Stack Rock Fort.
The Inspiration for this project derives from my other passion for being in or around the sea and its importance on our very existence.
The design is to inspire its visitors to be more environmentally conscious of our impact on the ocean and its importance on our lives. This will partly be achieved by the collaboration with PADI and its ethos, with the activity hub concentrating on environmentally friendly water sports and the sustainable nature of the repurposing of the Fort’s Design, meeting several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.