Queen Mother Square

This square is the central hub and heart of Poundbury. Built to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, it features a statue of her by sculptor Philip Jackson. The buildings have been designed by Quinlan and Francis Terry and Ben Pentreath.

In 2010 construction started on the buildings at the west side of the square (Kings Point House), incorporating a Waitrose supermarket, other retail and restaurant space, 20,000ft.² of offices and 11 flats. There are also over 100 underground car parking spaces.

In 2011, Newborough House on the south side of the square was completed, providing a café, offices and residential apartments.

On the east side, Strathmore House includes eight grand apartments above two retail units in a classical building designed by Quinlan Terry.

On the south east corner stands The Duchess of Cornwall Inn, a large public house and restaurant with boutique hotel accommodation above. The Inn is a joint venture between Hall & Woodhouse and the Duchy of Cornwall and was formally opened by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, in October 2016.

Bowes Lyon Court sits behind this, as the premium retirement scheme for McCarthy & Stone.

The final building, completed in 2019, is the Royal Pavilion, which comprises of 20 luxury apartments with a health spa on the ground floor and basement level.

Queen Mother Square. Strathmore House on the right and Royal Pavilion in the centre. Waitrose faces the square to the left. In August the square plays host to the  Dorset Food & Arts Festival

Queen Mother Square. Strathmore House on the right and Royal Pavilion in the centre. Waitrose faces the square to the left. In August the square plays host to the Dorset Food & Arts Festival

    Queen Mother Square. Strathmore House on the right and Royal Pavilion in the centre. Waitrose faces the square to the left. In August the square plays host to the  Dorset Food & Arts Festival Queen Mother Square HRH The Queen at the unveiling of Queen Mother Square in Poundbury and accepting flowers from local children. The Queen Mother Statue in the heart of Queen Mother Square The collonade leading to Waitrose Alfresco dining at The Duchess of Cornwall Inn The Duchess of Cornwall Inn Royal Pavilion at dusk An art exhibition in The Jubilee Hall The Dorset Food Festival is an annual food festival in Queen Mother Square each August The Dorset Food Festival is an annual food festival in Queen Mother Square each August Monart Spa in the Royal Pavilion People dining on the square