Tag Archives : regeneration


Toys R Us to help city’s regeneration plans

Plymouth City Council has bought the empty Toys ‘R’ Us store in Western Approach as part of its regeneration plans for the West End and the wider Millbay regeneration. The Council has acquired the building’s long term lease following the company’s collapse earlier this year. It is now working up longer term options for the […]


New libraries, new homes, new chapter for St Budeaux

A library fit for the 21st century, new homes and somewhere to get advice on how to keep healthy – that’s all part of the plan for an exciting new development in the heart of St Budeaux. We are working in partnership with a developer to transform the half-acre site of the old library on […]


Better Places £13 million boost

Plymouth’s plans to transform the heart of the city centre will get a £13 million boost to crack on with the exciting project to create Better Places.  Last week exciting concepts were unveiled to give residents, shoppers and businesses the chance to see some of the changes being put forward to revitalise the city’s heart. […]


Exhibition to showcase Better Places plans for city centre revamp

Plans will go on show next week as part of a multi-million-pound project to transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to the Better Places project to improve the look and feel of the city centre’s main thoroughfares. The […]


History Centre prepares to sign building and construction contract

The team behind the city’s ground breaking History Centre project is preparing for the start of a new chapter in the journey towards a 2020 opening. Following a series of in-depth negotiations, Plymouth City Council is set to sign a contract worth £22.6 million with Willmott Dixon for the major building and construction work. A […]


First phase of Colin Campbell regeneration to start

Plymouth’s plan to begin the regeneration of the West End and create a link with the waterfront is getting into gear with the appointment of demolition contractors for the first phase of work. South West contractors Gilpin Demolition have been appointed to demolish three buildings at the corner of New George Street. Work is due […]


Demolition starts on Bath Street ahead of regeneration

  A key building on Bath Street is being demolished as part of the Council’s ambition to regenerate the area around Millbay. Work to tear down the former Kier Construction office got underway this week ahead of a major redevelopment for the location. The construction company has moved out of its offices and is now […]


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 […]


Demolition team moves onto Quality Hotel site

Plans to sort out the Quality Hotel on Plymouth’s waterfront are moving at a cracking pace, with the sale now complete and demolition contractors appointed. Plymouth City Council has appointed Westcountry firm Gilpin, who start work on site this week to take down the building that has blighted the city’s waterfront. Hoardings will be the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Devonport in the running for regeneration award

Devonport has been shortlisted for a prestigious international regeneration award. Judges from The Academy of Urbanism will be touring Devonport on Thursday 7 August to see for themselves the amazing transformation of an area that is one of only three places in the country to be nominated for the ‘Great Neighbourhood Award’ in the Academy’s […]