City Centre

£266 million investment in city’s future announced

A multi-million pound investment to transform the look and feel of the city centre is being planned as part of an ambitious £266 million investment programme.

The Cabinet is being asked to approve up to £27 million for the scheme in the capital budget – the Council’s fund used to invest in the city, in land or physical benefits that will improve Plymouth for its residents and visitors...

Ideas to bring more life into city centre unveiled

Urban living could return to Plymouth city centre as part of a move to inject people and a fresh feel into the heart of the city.

More families, couples, as well as singletons could live in new apartments and affordable houses with easy access to cafes, bars and shops through exciting redevelopment schemes designed to bring more life to the city centre.

Ideas have been put...

Ernesettle sites to be transferred to Four Greens Community Trust

A number of Ernesettle sites are being transferred to a community owned trust with the aim of providing jobs, green energy, learning and training opportunities, opportunities for community activity and improved community services and facilities.

Plymouth City Council is transferring the land off Ernesettle Lane to Four Greens Community Trust (FGCT) to give local people more control...

Sunday trading changes to damage high streets in Plymouth

Research conducted by the Association of Convenience Stores has shown that out of town superstores and retail parks are set to be the beneficiaries of planned changes to Sunday trading regulations.

The survey of 70 local authority chief executives across England and Wales showed that 52% included out of town retail parks, out of town supermarkets and large shopping centres as their...

Upload your videos to the Big Screen!

Plymouth City Centre Company is commencing a 6 month trial in partnership with Community Screen Networks Ltd (CSN) to make you and your group the stars of the Big Screen!

Vice-chair of Plymouth City Centre Company Liz Lawson said: “The Big Screen sits in the centre of the City on the Piazza which is widely used for events and entertainment. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that...

Masterplanning for Plymouth's city centre

Leading urban design specialists are to carry out detailed feasibility studies on Plymouth city centre as part of a masterplanning exercise.

Plymouth City Council has commissioned LDA Design, an independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, to generate and test ideas for development in the city centre and to turn these ideas into deliverable proposals that will form...

Plymouth Live Music Night returns

Live Music Night returns this week live and loud!

Head to the Piazza this Friday (31 July) to round off July with another cracking free night of music for this month’s Live Music Night.

Four fantastic local artists will be taking to the stage and getting you up on your feet from 6.30pm, including Chay Snowdon, Alex Hart, Propeller and Joker. There will also be plenty of food...

Iconic Opticians to open in Plymouth

An empty shop in Plymouth city centre is to get a new lease of life as an independent optician – the first to open in the city centre for more than 30 years.

The premises in Cornwall Street, which used to be a St Luke’s Hospice shop, has been vacant for over a year.

The shop is being taken over by a family-run business, Iconic Opticians, which is hoping to contribute to the...

Help create a wildflower spectacular

Work to transform North Cross roundabout into a wildflower haven continues with a mass seed sowing session.

Last week parts of the grassed areas were cleared, leaving the city centre site looking more like a ploughed field.

Today (Wednesday 8 April), people of all ages are being invited to come and help sow wildflower seed by hand. Starting at 10.30am people can just turn up at...

Facelifts on the cards for city centre shops and buildings

City centre shops and businesses will be able to apply for facelifts under an innovative scheme to help businesses keep customers coming through the doors.

The Council is announcing a £400,000 fund to help business owners carry out shop front improvements, such as new windows, doors and signs or cleaning building facades and cosmetic improvements.

Councillor Mark Lowry,...