Tag Archives : economic growth


Council leader responds to Barden announcement

The Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans has welcomed news that Plymouth’s Barden factory has been saved after its parent company. Schaeffler sold the Plymouth plant to HQW Holding (UK) Ltd. The plant in Estover will remain open and continue to manufacture bearings. He said: “This is a great day and great news […]


Investing in Plympton industrial estate to invest in jobs

A flourishing industrial estate in Plymouth has been snapped up by the Council as part of an ongoing programme of investment in business space. The Council has now completed the purchase of the estate at Bell Close, Plympton, which is part of the larger Newnham Industrial Estate. Built in the 1980s, the estate has 23 […]


South Yard gears up for delivery

Specialists are to be hired to support the transformation of South Yard from historic naval dockyard to a thriving Marine Industries Production Campus. The call is out for technical and design contactors to take on the enormous and complex task of preparing and developing the site for its new future. A delegated paper has been […]


Laying the groundwork for new jobs at Langage

Ground work is to get underway to expand the hugely successful Langage Science Park. Plymouth City Council has invested £2.6 million in expanding the science park so that more high-end companies will be able to move in, creating around 80 new jobs. The Council is handing over the 2.5 acre site to the contractors Britcon, […]