Millbay Masterplan

Millbay Masterplan

Millbay’s transformation is one of the largest regeneration projects in the south of England and is creating a vibrant new waterfront quarter for Plymouth.

Focused around the historic former docks built by the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Millbay is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

The below artists impression* shows how the area could look in future when viewed looking south towards Clyde Quay.

Artists Impression of the future view south over Millbay towards Clyde Quay

Artists Impression of the future view south over Millbay towards Clyde Quay

Significant progress has already been made in delivering the original 2008 masterplan vision of bringing new life back to the area.

This has included 407 new homes – including the first, and multi-award-winning, Cargo development, which was followed by Cargo 2 and most recently the double-award-winning Quadrant Quay.

More than 4,000 m2 of business and retail space has been created, the 171-berth King Point Marina has brought waterfront activity back to Millbay’s refurbished historic inner harbour and the Plymouth School of Creative Arts has delivered a new school to cater for 1,000 pupils aged 4-16 years.

The project is also preserving Millbay’s historic infrastructure, with the listed dock walls and quaysides repaired and major marine, infrastructure and groundworks improvement across the whole site.

In 2015 an updated Millbay Masterplan was unanimously approved by Plymouth’s planners, setting a course for the completion of the regeneration with:

  • Up to 600 new homes dwellings (Class C3)
  • Up to 12,500sqm office use (Class B1)
  • Up to 8,600sqm of retail / leisure space (Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and D1)
  • Hotel (Class C1)
  • Multi-storey car park for up to 600 cars, with associated engineering works, highway improvements, public realm and landscaping

Masterplan Visual**

millbay plymouth masterplan 1 - Millbay Masterplan



*Please note: Computer generated images (CGIs) and artists impressions are based on information available to the artist at the time image is created. They are not intended to be an accurate description of any specific property, its location or surrounding area. We do sometimes need to make changes to designs, features and finishes  during the development and appearance may vary on completion.

**Masterplan indicative of the outline planning consent secured.

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