Tag Archives : city centre


Charles Cross works to begin in new year

Work to improve Charles Cross roundabout will begin in the new year. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key junctions on Plymouth’s transport network, handles high volumes of traffic and is used by the majority of the city’s bus routes. It is also well-used by pedestrians. The Charles Cross […]


Changes at two city centre car parks to help shoppers and visitors

We’re making some changes to our Mayflower Street West and City Market car parks to better match the needs of shoppers and visitors. Mayflower Street West is to change from long-stay to short-stay, bringing it in line with other ‘shopper’ car parks in the city centre and helping to support local retailers and businesses. Previously a […]


Late-night Christmas shoppers can park for a pound at Western Approach

Late-night shoppers will be able to park for just £1 from 3pm at Plymouth’s Western Approach car park in the run-up to Christmas. We are providing discounted parking every Thursday night to get people into the festive spirit and encourage them to see what the city centre – especially the West End – has to offer. […]


Geothermal energy rocks!

Something hot and heavy is happening in the city centre. Contractors Dunelm Geotechnical have started drilling a trial borehole up to 100m deep to begin the investigation for renewable heat from the limestone seams on land outside the Civic Centre. This geothermal energy source has the potential to heat and cool buildings at lower cost […]


The Box appoints a Head of Contemporary Arts

As it builds towards its opening in 2020, The Box, Plymouth has appointed a new Head of Contemporary Arts to spearhead its ambitious visual arts programme. Nigel Hurst comes to Plymouth after 23 years at the Saatchi Gallery in London, most recently as its Gallery Director and CEO. He will start work at The Box […]

Nigel Hurst, Head of Contemporary Arts for The Box

Apprentice to show committee inside of The Box

 A construction apprentice will be showing a special group of visitors around The Box building site this week to help tell another important side of its story – creating jobs and opportunities. Dylan Gilbery will be leading a hard hat tour for the city’s Brexit, Infrastructure and Legislative Change Overview and Scrutiny Committee around the […]


Plymouth in strong position with broader city centre offer

Plymouth is in a strong position and has anticipated the changing shape of city centres, Council leader Tudor Evans says. He said: “We have said for a long time that we need to broaden the city centre offer so that people come in to Plymouth to spend their money and their time in different ways. […]


Subway closure on the cards

Pedestrians walking between Bretonside and Drake Circus will have to take a short detour around Charles Cross roundabout following the closure of a subway. The underpass that runs under the Bretonside viaduct is to shut to pedestrians to enable work on the £53 million leisure development to progress. McLarens will be filling the subway and […]


Traffic on Royal Parade could be slower next week

Traffic on Royal Parade is likely to be slow moving for a few days next week to enable a trial to be carried out on Bretonside viaduct. From 21 May until 25 May, a short section of the outbound lane and bus lane near the former post office from St Andrew’s Cross towards Charles Cross […]


Lane closure on Bretonside viaduct as part of redevelopment work

Drivers, bus passengers and walkers coming into Plymouth City Centre are being asked to bear in mind road changes as the Bretonside redevelopment progresses. The first of a series of lane closures comes into effect on Tuesday 8 May with the inside lane of the inbound carriageway on Bretonside viaduct closing to allow contractors McLaren […]


Enforcement action on unauthorised coloured panels on new block

Developers of a new student accommodation block have been served a planning enforcement notice ordering them to remove unauthorised brightly-coloured vinyl stickers. The Council has issued a planning enforcement notice on the developer, J R Pickstock Ltd, of the recently-built block in the Crescent in the city centre. The notice follows a number of complaints […]


Better Places £13 million boost

Plymouth’s plans to transform the heart of the city centre will get a £13 million boost to crack on with the exciting project to create Better Places.  Last week exciting concepts were unveiled to give residents, shoppers and businesses the chance to see some of the changes being put forward to revitalise the city’s heart. […]


Exhibition sees Better Places plans unveiled for city centre revamp

Plans were unveiled today as part of a multi-million-pound project to transform the very heart of Plymouth city centre, renewing and rejuvenating its open spaces and pedestrian areas. The proposals are on show in a three-day exhibition in the city centre, with residents and visitors being urged to come along, find out more and share […]


Exhibition to showcase Better Places plans for city centre revamp

Plans will go on show next week as part of a multi-million-pound project to transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to the Better Places project to improve the look and feel of the city centre’s main thoroughfares. The […]


Pavement closure above Bretonside and temporary bus stop created

Pedestrians coming into Plymouth City Centre from Exeter Street are being reminded to use the pavement next to Drake Circus as the footpath directly above Bretonside will close from Monday. The southern footway on the viaduct and the bus lane – which has two bus stops – will be out of action to allow the […]


Team appointed for Better Places project to revamp city centre

A design-led consultant team behind some of the UK’s most impressive regeneration schemes has been appointed to lead a multi-million-pound project to transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to the Better Places project to improve the look and […]


‘Museum On Tour’ moves to House of Fraser

Shoppers and visitors to one of Plymouth’s flagship stores will get the chance to experienc the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme from 9 December. Objects, images, film footage and what’s on information will be displayed in selected areas on floors 4 and 5 of House of Fraser, Royal Parade and will remain on show throughout 2018. […]


Park for a pound at Western Approach this Christmas

Late night shoppers can park for just £1 from 3pm at Plymouth’s Western Approach car park in the run-up to Christmas. We’re providing discounted parking every Thursday night to get folk into the festive spirit and encourage them to see what the city centre’s West End shops have on offer. The deal begins this Thursday to coincide […]


Fall in love with the new look Plymouth Market

People living in and around Plymouth are being urged to fall in love with their market again after a major £3.5 million makeover. A Grand Day Out is being organised for Saturday 30 September to mark the end of the refurbishment works on the listed building. Market traders and the council hope people will take […]


Join Plymouth Market for a Grand Day Out this September!

The major refurbishment work at Plymouth Market is coming to an end with a Grand Day Out on Saturday 30 September to celebrate its completion. The refurbishment works have given the Grade II listed building a new lease of life, lightening and brightening the building in the city’s West End. To welcome customers old and […]


Charles Cross consultation begins

Plymouth City Council is inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve Charles Cross Roundabout. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key routes on Plymouth’s transport network, accommodates the majority of the city’s bus routes as well as high volumes of traffic. It is also well-used by […]


First phase of Colin Campbell regeneration to start

Plymouth’s plan to begin the regeneration of the West End and create a link with the waterfront is getting into gear with the appointment of demolition contractors for the first phase of work. South West contractors Gilpin Demolition have been appointed to demolish three buildings at the corner of New George Street. Work is due […]


£266 million investment in city’s future announced

A multi-million pound investment to transform the look and feel of the city centre is being planned as part of an ambitious £266 million investment programme. The Cabinet is being asked to approve up to £27 million for the scheme in the capital budget – the Council’s fund used to invest in the city, in […]


Opening date for new coach station announced

Plymouth’s new coach station will open on Thursday 8 September Contractor SWH Civils is making good progress on the construction project off Mayflower Street which will replace the old 1950s coach station at Bretonside. SWH Civils has released the latest time lapse video from May and June to show how much progress has been made. http://bit.ly/1X8INU2 […]


Be a superhero for a day at Lord Mayor’s Festival

Plymouth City Council is putting out an urgent appeal for the world’s superheroes to attend the jam-packed Lord Mayor’s Festival this weekend.  This year’s event has a ‘superheroes’ theme and everyone is being encouraged to go along dressed as their favourite – from Batman to Ant-Man, Wonder Woman to Thor. The family fun day in […]


Boulevard dream comes closer

Buying land in Bath Street is a crucial step in the Council’s long-held ambition of better linking the city centre to Millbay and the sea. The Council is in discussions with the Homes & Communities Agency to fund the acquisition of five properties in Bath Street to help progress the development along the boulevard which will […]