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We will stimulate Plymouth’s economic recovery by progressing and accelerating on a diverse range of major capital projects, which will create jobs and support the sustainable growth of our city. 

We'll work with our partners to make the most of our key role in stimulating and supporting Plymouth's economic recovery and growth through our programme of infrastructure and other capital investments, providing a major force for change and improvement across the city. 

We'll do this by being particularly focused on five key areas:

  1. Enabling people and goods to move in and around Plymouth through our programme of transport improvements 

  2. The provision and improvement of key infrastructure projects such as digital connectivity, city centre and waterfront public realm and sports and leisure facilities 

  3. An ambitious programme of commercial developments and investments, such as providing new and improved workplaces 

  4. Increasing the provision of housing in the city 

  5. A range of regeneration projects across Plymouth 


grant funding secured for Plymouth over the last 5 years

Over 4,000

permanent jobs already created through capital projects

What have we done so far?

We recognise the importance of a rapid response to deliver growth, help get people back to work and boost the local economy. During 2022 we will continue work and improvements on a wide range of major capital projects across the city.


These include:

  • Public realm improvements to Old Town Street & New George Street already underway, with further improvements planned for Civic Square and Armada Way

  • Plans submitted for a new 6,000m2 health and wellbeing centre in the west end of the city centre, with work due to start early 2023

  • Plans for new homes alongside the Millbay Boulevard, with a 200-bed Moxy Marriott hotel already under construction

  • Work planned on the Civic Centre to provide 144 new apartments, alongside various commercial spaces, as well as the refurbishment and modernisation of the city’s Guildhall – all supported by a £12m grant from the Future High Streets Fund

  • £50m of further investment in the regeneration of Brunel Plaza (the area around the city’s railway station) by the Council and the University of Plymouth, with a new teaching facility, car park and public realm improvements

  • A new district centre for Derriford, anchored by Marks & Spencer and Aldi

  • Plans for a new hotel on the Hoe, and;

  • The redevelopment of the Fish Quay.

As a Council we have a rolling infrastructure improvement programme of £75 million every year. We have managed to keep many of our big investment projects going throughout Covid-19, prioritising those that provide significant construction employment – keeping people in work and enabling important local services to keep running. 

What are we doing now?
Longer term

To ensure our city continues to grow in the longer term we are already planning ahead, reviewing our pipeline of projects with the aim to accelerate schemes. We will be lobbying Government for funding to achieve this to aid our recovery.

We want this to continue to stimulate economic growth and investment for years to come and one that focuses on local employment and procurement, with higher environmental standards across our projects.

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