Tag Archives : South Yard


Work starts on Oceansgate, the city’s flagship marine development

Work starts today on the city’s flagship marine development, Oceansgate. Council Leader Ian Bowyer will dig the first turf to mark the start of the Phase 1 build of the country’s only Marine Enterprise Zone, which forms a key part of the Plymouth’s plans to grow its flourishing marine sector. The first phase entails the […]


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. […]


Location, location, location: Oceansgate impresses business

T The impressive location as well as business potential of Oceansgate helped create a real buzz at the first business briefing to be held at the key site. Representatives from 40 businesses, including national and international companies, were given a tour of Oceansgate at the site of the former South Yard. Oceansgate is five times […]


City showcases Oceansgate to businesses

Representatives from 40 businesses will be at an event to mark the formal launch of Oceansgate, the first exclusively marine Enterprise Zone in the country. Oceansgate is the new name for South Yard, part of the Devonport Naval Dockyard which covers 35 ha, five times the size of the Royal William Yard. A marketing campaign […]


First phase of Oceansgate now submitted to planners

The first set of buildings to be designed for the city’s Oceansgate have been submitted to planners this week. A front building of offices and two rows of industrial units are planned for the entrance to the site,  which is destined to become a world class hub for marine industries. The two and three-storey buildings […]


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 […]


Heart of the South West LEP Enterprise Zone announced

Joint press release by Plymouth City Council and Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership (HotSW LEP) In response to the Treasury announcement today that the Heart of the South West’s first Enterprise Zone has been designated at South Yard, Plymouth, HotSW LEP and Plymouth City Council are at the ready to harness the […]


South Yard transformation begins at signing ceremony

Defence Minister Philip Dunne today welcomed Plymouth City Council’s agreement with MOD that will start the process of transferring South Yard to the Council for its City Deal programme. Attending the event at South Yard, the Minister said the agreement’s signing marked the beginning of an exciting future for the site and an economic transformation […]


1,200 jobs on the cards for South Yard

Over 1,200 jobs will be created as part of the Council’s ambitions for Devonport’s South Yard.   Important heritage buildings will have a part to play in the exciting new future for the 23-acre site which is to be transformed into marine industries production campus.   Plymouth’s Cabinet is meeting on 9 December to approve […]