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Plans submitted for next phase of Millbay’s regeneration

Plans have been submitted for the exciting next phase in the transformation of Plymouth’s former docksides at Millbay.

Lead developer for the project, The English Cities Fund, is proposing to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at a key site in the regeneration area.

It would see new life brought to a parcel of land at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the inner harbour.

The planning application is in accordance with the Millbay Masterplan and follows a well-attended public exhibition of the proposals which took place in January 2018.

The wider Millbay regeneration scheme is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. The English Cities Fund, which is leading the project, is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.

Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

Work is also currently under way on two further projects in the regeneration. A new 137-home scheme continuing the redevelopment of the eastern side of the historic former docks, next to and following on from the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay development. And the new Mayflower Court scheme being built by the Abbeyfield Society which will provide supported living and extra care for 80 residents and shared spaces for community use.