Tag Archives : Mount Batten


New lease of life for historic Mount Batten Tower

One of the city‘s key landmarks is to get a new lease of life – as a wedding and events venue. The imposing tower that stands at the entrance to Cattedown Water has been handed to the Mount Batten Watersports and Activity Centre, who will run it as a venue and educational venture. Plymouth City […]


Progress report on pontoon

Plans for a new pontoon to replace the storm-damaged one at Mount Batten are making progress. The Council is applying to the Marine Management Organisation for a licence to remove the old pontoon at Mount Batten and install a new one in its place. Plymouth City Council has committed £500, 000 in its capital programme […]


Work starts on Mount Batten Tower

Work is starting on Plymouth’s historic Mount Batten Tower next week which could help the building attract more visitors. Contractors will be putting up scaffolding around the tower ahead of a programme of work which will see a new rail or balustrade installed around the top of the tower as well as handrails on the […]


Exploring ideas for Mount Batten Tower

Plymouth’s historic Mount Batten Tower could be open to the public more often as part of the Council’s ongoing campaign to make the most of the city’s amazing waterfront. A feasibility study is underway to see if the tower, which was built in 1652 to protect the entrance to the Sound, can be opened up […]


Plymouth’s shore success in double funding award

Plans to breathe new life into parts of the city’s stunning waterfront have been given a boost from the Coastal Communities Revival Fund. A project to tidy up unused Edwardian bathing facilities to the east of Tinside and transform shore side buildings into a unique location for pop up shops in the summer can now […]