The Sutton Harbour Swing Bridge in Plymouth reopens today. The footbridge was closed in May for essential maintenance to be carried out. Talks are ongoing on whether a new, sturdier bridge should be built as an alternative in the future.
Another important milestone in the redevelopment of Plymouth's waterfront has been given the go-ahead. A 171 berth marina is to be created next to Millbay Docks.
It's the latest phase of a long term plan to regenerate the whole area, as our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson reports:
A new marina has been given the go ahead in Plymouth. King Point will provide 171 berths at Millbay as part of the ongoing project to regenerate this part of the city.
Millbay’s lead developer English Cities Fund (ECf) today announced it has completed a long lease agreement with Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc to build and operate a new marina at the heart of Plymouth’s most significant regeneration scheme.
It follows the announcement last year that ECf and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) had selected Sutton Harbour Holdings as its preferred operator for the marina, within Millbay’s inner basin, and associated shore side facilities.
– Duncan Cumberland, Muse Developments
Bringing Millbay’s waterfront back into active use is a key part of the regeneration plans. It will help establish Millbay as a destination for local people and visitors as well as acting as a catalyst for future development.
“We are delighted to have completed this lease agreement and to be working with Sutton Harbour Holdings to bring forward this important element in the regeneration of Plymouth’s waterfront.
The developers say that the deal paves the way for the start of construction of the new 171 berth King Point Marina which will bring the inner basin back to life – transforming it into a busy waterfront setting.