Tag Archives : investment


More jobs in pipeline for Langage as second phase submitted

A planning application to build a high quality commercial workspace scheme that could see up to 100 jobs being created in Plymouth has been submitted by the Council. Up to £3.2 million could be invested in the second phase of the development at Langage Business Park as part of the Council’s ongoing pro-active approach to […]


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 […]


Plymouth outlines Mayflower 400 investment

Exciting plans to get Plymouth shipshape and ready for the global stage as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations are being unveiled. Historic trails will be developed so that visitors can follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers. Some projects in the pipeline include the renovation of two Elizabethan houses in the Barbican and […]


£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 […]


Call for renewed campaign for rail improvements

Plymouth’s deputy leader Councillor Patrick Nicholson has called for a renewed and sustained campaign across the region to push for improvements to rail. At Full Council today Councillor Nicholson told councillors that the 20-year plan to ‘Close the Gap’ would be launched and presented to Minister for Transport in Westminister tomorrow. He said: “This is […]


Council invests in city to bring in steady income

Plymouth City Council has purchased a prime retail warehouse park in the city as part of a long-term investment strategy to promote the local economy and generate income. The Council has used historically low borrowing rates to acquire the freehold interest of Friary Retail Park on Exeter Street. The property extends to circa 81,000 sq […]


National Express to manage new Plymouth coach station

The redevelopment of Plymouth Coach Station has reached a major new milestone after coach company National Express signed an agreement to manage the new site. Heads of terms have now been signed between the UK’s largest coach company and Plymouth City Council, setting out the arrangements for running the new site in the West End […]


Work starts on new coach station in West End of Plymouth

Work starts this week on the new coach station in Plymouth’s West End as the city centre gears up for a year of significant change. SWH Civils, the appointed contractor, will be breaking ground at the site in Mayflower Street to herald the start of the project. The new station replaces facilities for scheduled long […]


More funds available for social enterprises

Social enterprises will be able to bid for a share of £180,000 of funding in the next round of our innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund. Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of the latest recipients being awarded a share of £420,000, the Council is calling for bids for another round. The funding could […]


Millions Invested in Plymouth’s schools for the future

Just under £53 million pounds has already been invested in improving the quality of Plymouth’s schools and over the next 2 years another £3.3 million is set to be spent. As the Council continues to drive forward growth in the city it’s essential the standard of school facilities is improved to keep up with the […]


Council leader calls for minister to replace ‘heritage’ rolling stock

Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans is calling on the Government to urgently replace the ‘heritage rolling stock’ that is slowing down train journeys to South West Peninsula. He has written to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin urging him to use the imminent award of a new Great Western franchise to address decades of under-funding that has […]


Council leader visits growing Plymouth IT business

Council Leader Tudor Evans has visited a fast growing Plymouth company that has developed the technology that supports some of the largest websites in the UK. Councillor Evans met Rob McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer at GOSS Interactive, whose technology underpins websites or Intranets for some of the largest UK organisations, including the Met Office, Brittany […]


Shadow transport secretary experiences need for rail investment first hand

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh experienced for herself why Plymouth is campaigning hard for Government investment in better rail services. The MP started a day long visit to Plymouth by joining Council Leader Tudor Evans to travel from Exeter to Plymouth along the route through Dawlish that was closed for months after storms earlier this […]