TOTAL COST
£160m
COMPLETED
2006
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
People
Planet
Profit

Project Description

An area wide outline planning application - the largest since that made for post-war reconstruction - was approved in spring 2007, mixing new homes with commercial, and retail and leisure space to cement Plymouth’s position as one of Europe’s finest waterfront cities.

The first two phases of predominantly residential development - Cargo 1 (124 apartments, 10 town houses and 19,000 sq ft of commercial space) and Cargo 2 (48 new homes and further commercial space) are now complete.

There is a rolling programme of work to develop the remainder of the site in successive phases, and a further phase of 102 homes at East Quay is due for completion in late 2014.

Meanwhile, the new 171 berth King Point Marina will be a centrepiece for the transformation of Millbay into a waterfront city quarter.


Responsible business

People

People

• Millbay will provide new education facilities, more than 300 units of affordable housing and new public spaces • Renewable energy sources, sustainable urban drainage systems and integrated transport networks will ensure that the ‘People’ and ‘Planet’ aspects of sustainability are delivered • A shared equity scheme has been introduced for first-time buyers • A sustainable procurement strategy sources materials and trade skills locally.
Planet

Planet

• The marina will create waterfront activity, helping to draw people to the waterside, as was achieved so successfully when Millbay hosted the race village for the America’s Cup World Series in 2011. It will provide sheltered berths for vessels from five metres to 25 metres in length.
Profit

Profit

• Millbay is Plymouth's largest development project since the Second World War and, as such, its effects are likely to be felt much wider than the 15 acres of brownfield land covered by its masterplan • An important part of the Millbay vision is to have a mix of residential and commercial space with bars, restaurants, shops and professional firms making up a vibrant, waterside community.

Challenges

Millbay is Plymouth's largest development project since the Second World War and, as such, its effects are likely to be felt much wider than the 15 acres of brownfield land covered by its masterplan An important part of the Millbay vision is to have a mix of residential and commercial space with bars, restaurants, shops and professional firms making up a vibrant, waterside community.


Partners

English Cities Fund (Muse, Legal & General and the HCA) Plymouth City Council

Occupiers

Residential occupiers


Awards

Cargo 1 secured a Building for Life Award 2010

Cargo 1 won the Best Housing Scheme award at the RIBA South West Town & Country Design Awards 2009

Cargo 1 was highly commended for ‘Best Development’ in the UK Property Awards 2010.