Project will deliver 136 new homes plus commercial space – and link city centre with coastal quarter
BDP-designed proposals to create a new eco-friendly neighbourhood connecting Plymouth city centre with its coastal quarter have been submitted for planning.
The practice’s scheme, drawn up for social housing landlord Plymouth Community Homes, would deliver 136 affordable homes, new commercial units, communal gardens and children’s play areas on land off Bath Street.
The project is valued at £33.5m and would form part of the Millbay regeneration area. PCH said the proposals would complete the planned Millbay Boulevard scheme and redevelop the site, which is currently in use as a temporary car park.
Under the plans, apartments would be delivered in buildings ranging from three to five storeys. There would also be a duplex block alongside 20 townhouses and mews houses.
Ninety of the homes would be available for affordable rent, 27 would be available for shared-ownership sale, and 19 would be made available under the government’s Rent to Buy scheme.
Adam Darby, associate architect at BDP, said the proposals would “revitalise a city centre brownfield site” in the heart of Plymouth, and help meet the need for high quality, energy-efficient, affordable homes.
“The vision for this site is to create a highly sustainable, low carbon new neighbourhood that will benefit from plenty of green open space, pedestrian and cycle-friendly areas, and children’s play areas that are integrated with the landscape,” he said.
The site is owned by Plymouth City Council. PCH will acquire the land if planning consent is granted and develop the site in partnership with Homes England.