Work under way for next phase at Millbay
Work is under way to prepare quaysides at Millbay for the next major phase of development as part of the wider regeneration of the area.
Ground levels are being raised at East Quay using material which was saved and recycled following the dredging of Millbay’s inner harbour and the restoration of its original quay walls in 2010.
The groundworks will pave the way for the start of the next phase of development of 102 homes on East Quay, which is due for completion in late 2014, by English Cities Fund (ECf) - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General Property and the Homes & Communities Agency.
The project will also see work begin to lay out and open the first section, up to Millbay Road, of a planned new boulevard aimed at linking Plymouth city centre with the waterfront.
Meanwhile work is continuing on the building of Cargo 2, opposite the award-winning original Cargo development on Millbay Road. A number of buyers have already got in early to purchase properties in advance of the release of the first of Cargo 2’s 48 homes which will be available in early summer.
When complete, Cargo 2 will overlook the new 171-berth King Point Marina, which is currently being built by Sutton Harbour Holdings within Millbay’s inner harbour and is due to open in late summer this year.
Duncan Cumberland, development director for ECf, said: “It’s a very exciting time for the regeneration project with significant progress being made on several fronts at Millbay which is creating a real sense of momentum around the scheme.”
Work on the East Quay development, including the interim boulevard, is expected to start within weeks and is scheduled to be completed by December 2014 thanks to the Homes & Communities Agency’s agreement to invest in the scheme through its Get Britain Building programme.