Clean-up for Pearl Assurance House

One of the city centre’s most prominent buildings is next in line for a facelift.

The landlords of Pearl Assurance House on the corner of Armada Way and Royal Parade have been offered a grant of up to £49,900 towards the cost of cleaning the façade of this imposing 1950s building as well as carrying out repair work.

Scaffolding has already gone up and the cleaning work will start in the next few weeks. The upper floors are being cleaned across a total of 14 shop frontages. The grant offer relates to all floors of the building facing onto Armada Way, Royal Parade and Courtenay Street.

The spring clean is part of Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) for Plymouth. So far, it has funded work to facades across 16 frontages on Old Town Street and New George Street.

It is hoped this work, combined with the huge programme of investment in the city centre’s public spaces, will help the City Centre Company and the council in our discussions with investors and that we can find new uses for empty city centre properties.

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