Tag Archives : waterfront


Million pound investment in Foreshore

Works have started to protect and extend the life of buildings and structures on the foreshore east of Tinside Pool. Council leader Ian Bowyer has authorised £1,000,000 capital investment for a programme of repairs to the foreshore which has a network of winding paths, buildings and features. Surveys were carried out before Christmas to pinpoint […]


Support for Waterfront BID confirmed

Plymouth City Council has confirmed its support for Waterfront businesses to help regenerate Plymouth’s Waterfront, through the renewal of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership’s (PWP) Business Improvement District (BID). Councillor Glenn Jordan introduced the report and explained that as “Plymouth prepares for Mayflower 400 commemorations in 2020, PWP’s new BID would be well placed to be […]


All change for waterfront changing rooms

Work starts this week to transform derelict changing rooms on Plymouth’s waterfront as part of a push to get more people to enjoy one of Britain’s Ocean City best assets. Edwardian bathing facilities to the east of Tinside Lido are being turned into a store for kayaks and paddleboards, ahead of an enterprise running the […]


34A bus inside the Royal William Yard

Take the bus into the Royal William Yard

Visitors to the Royal William Yard will be able to take a bus right into the heart of the historic waterfront site from Sunday 24 July. Citybus service 34A will be going through the main gate all day, every day so whether you are heading out for a meal, enjoying evening drinks with friends, going […]


Demolition of main tower of Quality Hotel

Some of the biggest pieces of construction kit in the South West are in Plymouth to start tearing down the tower of the Quality Hotel. Two 100 tonne excavators with an arm reach of 34 metres will start work on the site to begin the most dramatic part of the demolition programme. The two ‘high- […]


Ideas to ‘create a 21st century Waterfront city unlike any other’ for Plymouth

Ideas that could bring parts of Plymouth’s foreshore to life along with identifying sites for hotels, housing, improved green spaces, heritage trails and public art are being put forward in a new masterplan for Plymouth’s historic Waterfront. Wildflower and coastal grass could be planted on the fringe of the Hoe to remove its municipal feel […]


Plymouth previews Chichester replacement plaque

A replacement plaque to commemorate Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed voyage around the globe 50 years ago has been revealed ahead of the official unveiling later this year. It is to replace the original bronze swept away in the winter storms of 2014. The Council has commissioned sculptor Andrew Mitchell to produce the replica bronze plaque […]


New toilets opening on Plymouth’s waterfront

New toilets are being opened on Plymouth’s waterfront this week as part of a programme to replace or refurbish facilities. Refurbished toilets at Devil’s Point will be reopened – just in time for the Easter holidays – following the demolition of a rather dated block, believed to have been built in 1960s. The uninviting concrete […]


Progress on Quality Hotel

Check out this view! Cabinet members and representatives from Devon and Cornwall’s emergency services got a bird’s eye view of the Hoe and the Sound from the top of the Quality Hotel. Demolition contractors Gilpin have been on site since mid-January to prepare the building for demolition after the eyesore was bought by Plymouth City […]


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 […]


Funding boost for walking and cycling improvements on eastern corridor

Plymouth City Council has secured £3.42 million to improve walking and cycling links along the city’s eastern corridor. The funding, which will be supplemented by £1.49 million of Section 106 funding from the new Sherford and Saltram Meadow developments, has been awarded by the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership’s Local Transport Board. […]


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 […]


Council is buying Quality Hotel

  Plymouth City Council is buying the Quality Hotel and will market the site, with its commanding views of the renowned Hoe and Plymouth Sound, in a bid to attract an international standard hotel. The Council has exchanged contracts with the owners of the Quality Hotel and a report is going to Cabinet today (12 […]


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 […]


Mount Batten Tower lights up

Plymouth’s Mount Batten Tower is going to be lit up for the first time as part of Bonfire Night celebrations. As the sky above Plymouth Sound is ignited by fireworks, the tower will be illuminated as part of the Council’s popular scheme to put its historic monuments in the spotlight. A set of 16 LED […]


New toilets for waterfront and local shopping centres planned

  A building programme of new toilets is being rolled out across the city. Two new sets of loos with sea views at Richmond Walk and Devil’s Point are among a round of planning applications that have just been submitted to planners. Existing facilities near the local shopping centres at Southway, Whitleigh and Crownhill will […]


Green light for tower to be lit up

Plymouth’s Mount Batten Tower is the next landmark to have its moment in the permanent spotlight as part of a Council project to light up the city’s monuments. Historic England has recently given the go-ahead for listed building consent to have LED lights installed around the tower of one the city’s oldest fortifications. They described […]


‘Charming’ new bridge for Barne Barton and St Budeaux

Kinterbury Creek is to get a charming new footbridge, thanks to an exciting project led by Barne Barton young people. Local residents will be making wind charms to hang on the low-level bridge which will span the creek that provides the only access to the shoreline in this part of Plymouth. A planning application has […]


Water good idea – bathing water quality on Twitter

Swimmers, kayakers and paddleboarders will be able to check the quality of Plymouth’s bathing water every day. Plymouth has two EU designated bathing waters at East and West Hoe, which are monitored by the Environment Agency. From Friday 15 May, the start of the bathing season, the agency will tweet the water quality prediction via […]


Every little thing’s gonna be a-light! Smeaton’s Tower turns green

Plymouth’s famous Smeaton’s Tower will be shining green tomorrow in support of Plymouth Argyle. The lights around the iconic tower will be glowing green as the team and the Green Army head off to Buckinghamshire to take on Wycombe Wanderers in the second leg of the play off. Deputy leader Councillor Peter Smith said: “We […]


More loos with sea views

Two new sets of loos with sea views are on the cards for Plymouth’s waterfront. A business case has been approved to build a new toilet block at Richmond Walk and to reconfigure and update tired toilets at Devil’s Point. The Council has allocated £59,770 from its capital programme to demolish toilets at Richmond Walk […]


Emergency repairs to run-down waterfront property

Emergency repairs were carried out by Council building control officers today during an inspection of a prominent run-down property on Plymouth’s Waterfront. Officers had to make good loose lead flashing on the turret of 18 Grand Parade during a survey to assess the condition of the building, which has been the subject of legal action […]


Symbol of Britain’s Ocean City to be in spotlight?

Plans to light up the Smeaton’s Tower have now been submitted. A planning application for listed building consent to install LED lighting in and around the historic lighthouse together with spotlights from the ground as well as around the balcony has now been submitted. Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets said: “I […]


Ride on! New cycle parking for Plymouth

Fourteen new cycle stands are being installed around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront in the first phase of a scheme to improve cycle parking in the city. Cycle stands are being installed in Armada Way and Exchange Street and near the Theatre Royal and Tinside Lido, helping to make cycling a more convenient travel option […]


Ladies and gentlemen – we’ve signed off another pledge

Transforming tired and outdated toilets in Plymouth has helped councillors tick off another important task in the Council to-do list. While many local councils are shutting and locking the doors of public toilets, the Plymouth City Council has replaced and refurbished key toilets to make it more convenient for visitors and locals. And the Council’s […]


Waterfront cycling improvements complete

Families can now enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route. The route is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard. A new contraflow cycle lane now runs eastwards along Madeira […]


Way to go! New map and information boards for Plymouth city centre and waterfront

Work is under way to install a network of new and improved map and information boards around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront. The new wayfinding signs will make it easier for visitors and residents to navigate their way around Britain’s Ocean City by boat, bike, bus and foot, as well as showcase the city’s spectacular […]


Grow Wild goes wild! Last call to cast your vote for Plymouth

Wow! Plymouth’s Grow Wild campaign has gone wild on the web, on twitter and in the streets but time is running out as voting ends on midnight of Tuesday 4 November. Now the Council and its partners are asking for one last push to get the City to Sea the votes it needs to get […]


Sea of Poppies for City to Sea in Plymouth?

A sea of poppies could be planted on the walk towards the Hoe’s war memorial as part of the exciting City to Sea project to bring wildflowers into the heart of Plymouth. More details and images of what could be a spectacular wildflower tribute to Plymouth’s proud military past are being unveiled as support for […]