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Plans unveiled for new King Point Marina

Plans have been unveiled for a stunning new marina at English Cities Fund’s Millbay scheme in Plymouth which will transform the inner basin of the historic Brunel-designed docks.

Waterfront regeneration specialist, the Sutton Harbour Group, is proposing a 179-berth facility to be called King Point Marina.

It includes a contemporary two-storey facilities building, with scope for a first-floor yacht club restaurant with striking views over Plymouth Sound, plus car parking.

The application follows an announcement in June that the Sutton Harbour Group had been selected by Millbay’s lead developer English Cities Fund (ECf) - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency - to build and operate the new marina. 

ECf is transforming 20 acres of former docksides at Millbay near Plymouth city centre into a new waterfront community and King Point Marina would be a focal point for future phases of development on the surrounding docksides.

Sutton Harbour Group acting chief executive, Jason Schofield, said “King Point Marina is ideally located and we know from experience there is increasing demand from berth holders and visitors for top class facilities with easy access to Plymouth Sound and some of the best cruising waters in the UK.”

Duncan Cumberland, development director for Muse Developments, said “Millbay’s recent role as the America’s Cup Race Village illustrates the huge potential of its waterfront and harbour. We are delighted to be working with Sutton Harbour Group to deliver a vibrant new focal point for Millbay and our on-going regeneration of the area.”

In 2010, ECf completed major infrastructure works to restore the inner basin and its listed quay walls. The work was carried out following a £4.5 million investment by the Homes and Communities Agency and paved the way for the historic harbour to be brought back into use.

The marina and landside operation have been designed by AWW Architects, in accordance with The Green Blue marina design guidance, to be an exemplar of environmental best practice. The Green Blue is a joint environment programme created by the British Marine Federation and Royal Yachting Association to reduce impact on coastal and inland waters.

The Sutton Harbour Group has submitted a detailed planning application to Plymouth City Council.

For berth enquiries or to register for updates about King Point Marina please email marina@sutton-harbour.co.uk