Tag Archives : economic development


Station regeneration plan gets funding boost

The journey to create a better welcome for Plymouth’s 2.5 million rail passengers will be able to start, thanks to the Government cash boost of £43.57 million to the Heart of the South West LEP to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. Plymouth looks set to get around £4.7 million towards the cost […]


Building a prosperous future for the Four Greens residents

Work has started to turn an empty care home in Whitleigh into a thriving business and community hub designed to create jobs and opportunities for this part of the city. Property services company Ian Williams, which has offices in nearby Tamerton Foliot, was awarded the £1 million project following a competitive tendering process. The company […]


Contracts exchanged with Cineworld

British Land has exchanged contracts with Cineworld to run the anchor cinema complex as part of the £42 million redevelopment of Bretonside. The 12 screen cinema will incorporate state of the art audio and visual technology and have screens ranging in size from a 63 seat to a giant 450-seat IMAX auditoria. The deal means […]


Plymouth City Council wins prestigious award championing small businesses

Plymouth City Council has been awarded for its work supporting small businesses across Plymouth. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) gave the award to the Council for going the extra mile to help small businesses to access over £1.4 million of funding. Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “I’m delighted that the […]


Funding approved for new Four Greens Community Trust HQ

Around 60 new jobs, 22 business units, five new business hubs and three community spaces are in the pipeline for Whitleigh, thanks to funding worth £1.275 million from Plymouth City Council. The Labour Council has approved funding to transform the former Whitleigh Care Home into a headquarters and a business centre for the Four Greens […]


Plymouth’s sporting future in the spotlight

The future shape of sport in Plymouth is being discussed today at a strategic summit hosted by the University of St Mark & St John. Organised in partnership with the Council and supported by the Plymouth Sports Board, the Plymouth City Sport Summit is bringing together the UK’s leading experts to look at ways that partners can work together to increase […]


Council approves funding for new coach station in Plymouth

Plans to build a brand new coach station in the heart of Plymouth city centre have taken a major step forward with the approval of Council funding. The £4.17 million project will provide a new facility for long distance coaches and a surface-level car park with around 100 spaces on the site of the former […]


Plans for Bretonside take significant step forward

One of the city centre’s biggest developments has reached a significant milestone, with terms and conditions now agreed by British Land and the Council. The Drake Circus Leisure scheme will provide a brand new 12-screen cinema, restaurant complex and car park on the tired Bretonside bus station site, transforming the eastern gateway to the city […]


Building skills opportunities across the city

A roadshow organised by the Council will be heading to the city’s neighbourhoods as part of a campaign to give young people the low down on exciting construction jobs on offer in Plymouth. It’s out of the office and onto the housing estates in a concerted effort to talk to youngsters about the skills they […]


GOD TV endorses Plymouth’s 1000 Club

A global media company that has made its home in Plymouth has joined the 1000 Club. God TV, an evangelical channel which broadcasts across the globe is transforming the former Millennium building in Union Street, into a new base has now signed up to the scheme which aims to give young people a foot in […]