Welcome to Southwest Veins

Royal William Yard is very much the place to be seen around and, of course, the place to have your varicose veins expertly treated in a vibrant and historic setting!

Southwest Veins occupies a prestigious unit within the spectacular Guardhouse redevelopment in Royal William Yard. Far removed from a traditional hospital environment, our clinic has more in common with the elegant, luxurious ambience of a boutique hotel.

Behind the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere of our beautifully styled reception/waiting area lies a superb medical facility that offers state-of-the-art vein treatments from Jamie Barwell – one of the UK’s top vascular consultants.

Our preferred painless, minimally invasive varicose vein treatment – which we perform under local anaesthetic – usually only takes around 90 minutes from your entering the clinic until leaving. So, should you wish to, you could very happily pamper yourself by combining your vein treatment with a lovely day out: enjoy a spot of lunch, a bit of sightseeing and a browse around some of the fascinating shops that Royal William Yard and its sparkling environs has to offer.

Why not?!

Royal William Yard – Today

Following award-winning renovation and conservation in the 2000s, Royal William Yard has become a thriving hub for many fashionable businesses and retailers, today being one of Plymouth’s premier lifestyle destinations. Now a focal point for arts and culture, its stimulating ambience of history and contemporary style is further enhanced by a multitude of high quality restaurants, cafes, bars and bistros.

Visitors simply wanting peace, quiet and stunning views can relax on the lawn and drink in the prospect of Plymouth Sound through the tunnel – a picture perfect look-out point.

Royal William Yard – History

Plymouth had been involved in victualling the English fleet since the 13th century when, in 1821, the Admiralty decided to centralise these activities to an area then known as ‘Cremyll Point’.

Designed by noted architect Sir John Rennie, this comprehensive new facility was constructed between 1825 and 1835 and named the Royal William Victualling Yard after the monarch, King William IV. It became the hub of the city’s victualling provision for beer brewing, fresh meat preparation, barrel manufacturing, flour production and the baking of bread and biscuits.

The Yard was arranged around a deep-water basin lined with granite. A magnificent double set of steps rising from a landing-stage below the Clarence Building provided a fitting entrance for dignitaries arriving by boat. A tunnel entrance allowed access from Firestone Bay on the opposite side of the promontory, and the main landward access was (and still is) through a grand gateway at the end of Cremyll Street.

Royal William Yard comprises the largest collection of Grade 1 listed military buildings in Europe.

Video appointments

I am now booking FREE initial consultations via video which are proving highly effective. This enables us to meet, virtually, face to face and for me to diagnose your condition and answer any specific questions.