Oceansgate Opening Ceremony
This month was a giant milestone for the team with over 70 guests attending the opening ceremony of Phase 1.
Phase 1 has seen the creation of office and industrial space totalling 2,600 square metres with space for up to 21 businesses. Phase 1 was funded by £1.5m from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) Growth Deal funding; a loan of £5m from the HotSW LEP’s Growing Places Fund and £1.2m from Plymouth City Council.
The buildings of Phase 1 have been constructed by Midas, with Aecom acting as technical advisors. Work on Phase 2 infrastructure is already under way with Balfour Beatty contractors installing services ahead of construction of the new buildings for Phase 2, which is due to start next year. Once all three phases of the development are complete, it will offer up to 25,000 square metres of flexible employment space and three docks and jetties suitable for marine industry dockside operations.
First Three Tenants to Move into Oceansgate Announced
The first tenants to move into Oceansgate was announced at the official opening ceremony for Phase 1.
Surejust, Trend Marine and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) will be the first to move into the new development in Devonport, Plymouth.
Surejust and Trend Marine are both suppliers to Princess Yachts and will each be occupying an industrial unit in Phase 1. The new location will enable them to provide even better service to Princess Yachts and develop new business opportunities in the South West.
The MCA is responsible for implementing maritime safety legislation and preventing the loss of life on the coast and at sea. The MCA is moving to Oceansgate as part of its Survey and Inspection Transformation Programme and a commitment to retain a Marine Office in Plymouth. The future development plans for the dockyard and Oceansgate will ensure that the MCA resources are embedded at the heart of the maritime community they serve.
The Oceansgate buildings have been designed to reflect the historic nature of South Yard and natural materials such as stone feature heavily. Architects Form Design Group wanted to emphasise the connection with the sea and have implemented a ‘kinetic wall’ on the façade of Endeavour House, which by reflecting light appears to ripple in the wind as though it’s water.
Find out more at www.oceansgateplymouth.com