Tag Archives : marine


Funded life-jackets on order for Plymouth’s fishing industry

Fishing boat crews who live and work in Plymouth will be safer at sea, thanks to a project designed by Plymouth City Council with support from local fishing industry. The Council has been awarded £77,000 from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Maritime Management Organisation for the scheme to help reduce loss of […]


Major autonomous company comes to Plymouth

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer today welcomed the announcement that one of the world’s leading marine and air automonous research and manufacturing companies is coming to Plymouth. The French company Thales is to make the new facility in Turnchapel Wharf, its maritime autonomy trials and training centre. As well as securing 20 highly skilled […]


Oceansgate reaches new phase two milestone

The UK’s first Marine Enterprise Zone, Oceansgate, has reached the next step in its development as the second area of land has been signed over to Plymouth City Council. Oceansgate occupies a 35 hectare site on the southern edge of Devonport Dockyard, one of the largest naval dockyards in Europe. Work is already ongoing within […]


Once-in-a-life-time waterfront opportunity unveiled

One of the most exciting waterfront development opportunities in the country has now been unveiled. The Council is inviting preliminary expressions of interest in Phase 3 of the Oceansgate Enterprise Zone in Devonport. Docks and jetties which once saw the departure of Royal Naval ships could welcome state of the art marine manufacturing, heralding a […]


Plymouth skills float the Life Aquatic

A company based on the historic slipway in Oceansgate Enterprise Zone is a prime example of how investing in under-used infrastructure can pay off for Plymouth, for businesses and for the people they employ. Stirling and Son Ltd has just delivered Life Aquatic to Montecarlo, following a keel up restoration of the classic motor yacht. […]


Agents appointed to market Oceansgate across the globe

Property agents have now been signed up to sell South Yard as a major global player in the marine sector. Jones Lang Lasalle has been appointed to market the site at Devonport which has already attracted over 100 expressions of interest from marine businesses wanting to relocate there. The appointment comes as the Council unveils […]


Contractor appointed and demolition starts at South Yard

A contractor has been appointed by the Council to design and build the first phase of employment development at Devonport’s South Yard. Following a procurement exercise, Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, has been awarded the pre-contract agreement for Phase 1 direct development at the yard that will include new offices and industrial units […]


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 […]


Take a look at plans for Devonport’s South Yard

People in Plymouth and beyond are being asked to give their comments towards shaping the anchor project for the City Deal, which could create over 1,000 new and skilled jobs. Outline plans to transform parts of the South Yard in Devonport into a marine industries production campus are being developed, ahead of an application being […]