The new exciting design for Armada Way has been confirmed by Plymouth City Council following widespread consultation.

The City Centre Company is delighted the council has approved the ambitious plans and we hope work will start in the summer, ending the delays which have caused our city centre businesses so much frustration.

The scheme, which could cost up to £37m, will transform Armada Way from North Cross to Royal Parade, creating one of the largest urban parks in the UK, attracting thousands of new visitors and residents to a re-imagined city centre.

It will include the planting of more than 200 trees, water features, more green space and:

  • New lighting and CCTV, making the city centre safer and more welcoming
  • A huge, contemporary play village
  • More spaces for events, street performances and other cultural activity
  • More public seating
  • More space for outdoor café and restaurant seating

Nigel Godefroy, chair of the City Centre Company, said: “This will be one of the biggest regeneration projects in the city centre since the war.

“It is good news at last for our existing businesses. But it will attract millions of pounds of further investment, including more homes, leisure and new uses for empty buildings.

“The council should be applauded for its resolve in approving such an ambitious scheme. It will be transformational and we look forward to work starting in the next few months.”

The final plans were approved by the council’s Cabinet after last year’s extensive consultation and includes some changes in response to organisations, including the City Centre Company on behalf of all our businesses.

For full details go to:

Council listens to feedback in final design of Armada Way | PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK

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Work on New George Street is also progressing well with Phase 1, the area closest to the Sundial due to be fully open in time for Easter.