Harrison’s work features in Royal visit
Harrison’s work featured prominently in the recent Royal visit to Poundbury in Dorset, when The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened The Duchess of Cornwall Inn.
Senior architectural technician Graham Wood and designer John Hennessy, who spearheaded the design for the Inn, were introduced to the Royal couple and congratulated on their work, which forms part of a joint venture between The Duchy of Cornwall and well-established Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse.
John was also introduced to Her Majesty The Queen, who visited Poundbury earlier in the day with her husband, The Duke Of Edinburgh, to unveil a statue on Queen Mother Square, where the Inn is located.
“This was a momentous day for me and a highlight of a hospitality design career which spans over three decades”, said John. “I first became involved with this project in February 2014 and Graham and I have relished the opportunity to create such a bold public house in this high profile, premium urban setting.”
The Duchess of Cornwall Inn, which takes inspiration from Hall & Woodhouse’s flagship site in Bath, sits at the heart of the Prince of Wales’ visionary Poundbury development and boasts twenty bedrooms and restaurant facilities as well as the traditional public house offerings.
Poundbury, which began as a project in 1993, has been carefully developed to become an urban quarter of Dorchester which gives priority to people, rather than cars. Commercial buildings mix with residential areas, shops and leisure facilities to create a ‘walkable’ community.