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Everything you need to know about the Plymouth SailGP
12 JULY 2021

Excitement is building as one of the most thrilling and prestigious international sailing events is set to take place in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, this week.


Millbay will be centre stage as SailGP comes to our shores on July 17 and 18 for a weekend of high speed, high-tech and high drama as eight competing teams battle it out in identical F50 catamarans, reaching speeds exceeding 60mph, in Plymouth Sound in a bid to win $1million.  


The Plymouth SailGP is the third race of the championships following the season openers in Bermuda, which resulted in a triumphant win for Team GB, and Taranto, Italy. Britain’s Ocean City will take centre stage as the next host of the adrenaline-filled event which is being held in partnership with Plymouth City Council, with support from Millbay’s lead developer the English Cities Fund, Associated British Ports and Sutton Harbour Group. 

Here is everything you need to know about the Plymouth SailGP. 


 
When is the Plymouth SailGP? 


Racing takes place in Plymouth Sound across two action-packed days; the first day includes three fleet races and the second day consists of two fleet races and the final. All eight teams will compete in the fleet races and the top three ranking teams will battle it out in the final to be crowned event champions.   


The races take place on Saturday 17th July, between 2pm and 3:30pm and Sunday 18th July, from 2.30pm until 4pm. The spectator area on Plymouth Hoe will be open at 11.30am on both days.  


Before the event, you can also watch the teams prepare and see the boats at the race village from 12th July. 
 

Where is the race village located?


The SailGP race village is located in Millbay, by the award-winning Quadrant Wharf development, with Soap Street providing the perfect viewing point to see the action from the race village and technical area. 


Spectators can visit Millbay before and during the event for free and watch the athletes prepare themselves and their boats for their races. During the race weekend World Pizza will be situated at the end of the boulevard, overlooking King Point Marina, offering delicious gourmet, hand stretched pizza for visitors to enjoy. 


And if you're in Millbay why not come along to our pop-up marketing suite located on the ground floor terrace of our waterside homes. Our sales team will be happy to talk to you about our 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in the stunning new Quadrant Wharf, available and ready to move in now.  
 


Where can I watch the event? 


There are lots of spots along Plymouth’s waterfront to enjoy SailGP over the weekend both on and off the water.  


The spectator area is located on Plymouth Hoe which offers free access with live commentary, entertainment and the chance to purchase official merchandise. You can also buy a Waterfront Premium ticket which gives you a front-row seat for the action from the Hoe, offering exclusive access in the spectator area, seating and a complimentary drink. A range of food and drink options will also be available.  


You can also watch the racing from the water on your own boat or with Plymouth Boat Trips who are offering the official on-water fan experience. If you are using your own boat make sure you are aware of the restrictions which will be in place in order to maintain a safe distance from the racing. 


 
What tickets are available? 


Fans in Plymouth can buy tickets now to watch the racing along Plymouth’s waterfront, with a range of options on offer including: 
Waterfront Access – free 
Waterfront Premium – £30 
On-water Access – £45 
On-water Premium – £120 
Bring Your Own Boat Access – free 
Bring Your Own Boat Premium – £150 + fees 
 
To purchase tickets or for more information, click here or visit the SailGP website
Watch out for news, competitions and lots more on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram channels.  

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Millbay named Development of the Year

Millbay named Development of the Year
21 MAY 2021

Millbay is celebrating being named Development of the Year in the prestigious South West Property Awards.

The game-changing mixed-use regeneration scheme is creating an exciting new waterfront destination in the heart of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City.

And it clearly impressed the judges faced with a highly competitive shortlist in the annual awards organised by South West Business Insider.

In announcing Millbay as the winner, the judges said, the scale of transformation at Millbay and the delivery that has been achieved impressed them along with the focus on place-making.

They praised Millbay’s lead developer The English Cities Fund for the innovative way they had overcome the challenges of the site’s topography and the way in which the regeneration of the former docks has been future-proofed through the incorporation of raised levels on site and new flood prevention measures to protect the local area and wider city.

The award win in the South West Property Awards 2020 (delayed to 2021 due to Covid) is the latest in a long line of regional and national accolades for the project, which is breathing new life into the former docks site and repurposing the land in a sustainable way, to create a vibrant and welcoming harbourside community.

Millbay is being delivered by The English Cities Fund — a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England – in partnership with Plymouth City Council.

With over £120 million of a planned £250 million invested in the area already, the new coastal quarter for Plymouth is delivering an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, leisure and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

To date, the development has delivered over 550 new homes, 43,000 sq ft of business and retail space, improved infrastructure and refurbished listed docksides, new public realm, a 1,000- pupil school, the 171-berth King Point Marina and Dock Restaurant, with 400 more homes, a 126 bed hotel, 80-home extra care facility and more commercial space to follow in the next five years.

The latest phase, Quadrant Wharf, has seen new residents move into a mix of stunning one, two and three-bedroom apartments and split-level homes.

The fund’s multi-million refurbishment of Millbay’s inner harbour and listed quay walls has also helped position Plymouth as an internationally acclaimed sailing venue, with Millbay the location for the race village for one of the world’s most spectacular international sailing events, SailGP, in July 2021 and playing a similar role when the Americas Cup World Series visited was hosted in Plymouth in 2011.

Quadrant Wharf shortlisted for new homes award
21 APRIL 2021

Millbay’s stunning new Quadrant Wharf development has been announced as a finalist for a major regional award celebrating the South West’s finest new homes.

Completed in 2020, the landmark waterside development continued the multi-award-winning mixed-use regeneration scheme at Millbay, in Plymouth, which is breathing new life into the former docks site and repurposing the land in a sustainable way to create a vibrant and welcoming harbourside community at the heart of Britain’s Ocean City.

Quadrant Wharf’s shortlisting in the Insider South West Residential Property Awards - Large Residential Development of the Year (more than 100 units) category - is the latest in a long line of regional and national accolades for Millbay.

Quadrant Wharf from King Point Marina

The innovative transformation of Millbay is being delivered by The English Cities Fund — a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England – in partnership with Plymouth City Council.

With over £120 million of a planned £250 million invested in the area already, the new coastal quarter for Plymouth is delivering an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, leisure and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

The completion of the £30 million Quadrant Wharf carried forward regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former docks, following on from the neighbouring and hugely popular Quadrant Quay scheme.

Balconies outside apartments at Quadrant Wharf

The 137-home development has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of its enviable coastal location, with its apartments split across two light and airy buildings – Aqua House and Lye House – and a selection of cleverly designed split-level homes making up Canola Row. Many of the properties benefit from balconies or terraces with some providing views across the water or marina.

The scheme also continued the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s award-winning coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms. And as part of Millbay’s aim to open up the historic waterfront and reconnect the area with the city, a further new pedestrian link was created from West Hoe Road down to the quayside. It was built by Vistry Partnerships.

The Insider South West Residential Property Awards take place on Thursday 9 September 2021 at Exeter University.

Waterside apartments at Quadrant Wharf

Quadrant Wharf shortlisted for new homes award
Oliver Tugwell

First-time buyer calls Quadrant Wharf home
31 MARCH 2021

First-time buyer Oliver Tugwell has just moved into brand new apartment at Quadrant Wharf and is already taking advantage of all the regeneration schemes that Millbay in Plymouth has to offer.

Twenty four-year-old Oliver took advantage of the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which was available for selected new homes at Quadrant Wharf, in order to purchase his first ever property.  He moved in to his new one-bedroom apartment in Aqua House last November.

The stunning £30 million, 137-home Quadrant Wharf development continues the multi-award-winning mixed-use regeneration scheme in Millbay. The development is comprised of apartments split across two light and airy buildings – Aqua House and Lye House – and a selection of cleverly-designed, split-level homes that make up Canola Row.

Oliver said: “As I work for a mortgage company, it was easier for me to sort out the Help to Buy loan and mortgage, as I had an understanding of how it all worked. My knowledge of the industry helped make the whole experience much smoother.”

For Oliver, his experience of Millbay so far has been nothing but positive.

He said: “I really like living here, the area is lovely and my neighbours are really nice. I really wasn’t sure what to expect from an apartment, and one of the things that concerned me was that I was going to be able to hear my neighbours a lot. However, I haven’t heard anything since I have moved in, which is great. The flat is much bigger than I originally thought, and a lot warmer as well – I’ve only had the heating on for a few hours since I moved in.”

Oliver’s ground floor flat has its own front door and offers easy access to his car, which is something that he was particularly looking for. Having lived in Plymouth since he was 15, he also wanted to be close to local amenities and was attracted by the coastal location.

“Millbay is close to town, just a five minute drive from my work in Peverell and near to the sea,” said Oliver. “I like kayaking and swimming. Although I don’t have a kayak at the moment, I am looking to get one. I am also looking forward to being able to exercise outside by the water in the summer.”

Oliver has an eye on the future and believes his new property at Millbay is a solid investment thanks to the ongoing regeneration of the area.

He added: “Millbay is an up and coming place and I think that my apartment is a great investment. The value of the property is only going to increase and as the development expands, it’s going to add further value. I can see Millbay becoming like nearby Royal William Yard, in terms of restaurants and shops.”

Millbay is being delivered by The English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England – in partnership with Plymouth City Council. This new coastal quarter will deliver an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

Popular Plymouth stylist opens latest business at Millbay’s waterside development
30 MARCH 2021

Millbay has welcomed a five-star hair and beauty salon as the latest business to open in the multi-award-winning waterside regeneration.

Vaughan’s Hair and Beauty opened its doors at Quadrant Quay, one of the latest developments helping repurpose and transform the historic former docks into a vibrant new Coastal Quarter for Plymouth.

Owner Vaughan Goode launched his latest business venture in Millbay after searching for a new salon space for more than 18 months. Despite some delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the business is now up and running in one of the new commercial spaces at the development, with Vaughan enjoying the benefits of having his salon in a central location by the water.

Vaughan said: “This came on the market and I had to take it. It was the best location in Plymouth because you have everything. You’ve got a fantastic view of the sea and all the activities on the water. It’s amazing out there.”

The new salon, which is located on the corner of Soap Street and Fin Street, underwent renovations in the months leading up to the opening which were completed by Goode Construction.

Vaughan, 72, has been in the hair and beauty industry for more than 50 years. After starting out as an apprentice Vaughan has gone on to own nine salons throughout his career. Vaughan feels that he is one of the lucky few who has never gone to work a day in his life and even came out of retirement to continue doing what he loves.

Vaughan became increasingly restless just six months into retirement and the father of five was encouraged by his sons to pick up his scissors again and go back to work. He went into business with a few partners and after four years decided to do something bigger and better. Vaughan said: “I wanted to give people something totally different and this beautiful development that’s taking place at the moment, and is going on into the future, will bring more shops, more restaurants and it will bring people to this area.

“People will want to come down in the day time, they’ll want to come shopping and eating in the evening, it’s going to make the whole place vibrant. It’s just wonderful. It’s all about to happen in Millbay and it is super for the whole of Plymouth.”

Millbay’s redevelopment is being delivered by The English Cities Fund - a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England - in partnership with Plymouth City Council.

With over £120 million of a planned £250 million invested in the area already, the new coastal quarter for Plymouth is delivering an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, leisure and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

Millbay latest development, Quadrant Wharf, was recently completed, taking forward the regeneration of the eastern side of the former docks which started with the development of Quadrant Quay.

The 137-home Quadrant Wharf features a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, laid out in two blocks and a row of split-level homes. The scheme also continues the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s award-winning coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms.

Vaughan's Hair and Beauty
Mike and Maureen Norris outside their new apartment at Quadrant Wharf

Plymouth couple call Quadrant Wharf home
5 MARCH 2021

Plymouth couple Michael and Maureen Norris are looking forward to the future in their brand new apartment at Quadrant Wharf in Millbay.

The couple, who have been married for 50 years, have recently moved into their modern and superbly located new home after making the decision to leave their semi-detached family house, in nearby Eggbuckland.

Michael said: “We are getting to that tender age, I am 71 and Maureen is almost 70, and we always said that we would eventually sell the house and move to a flat. Last year was a bit rubbish and we thought to ourselves, why are we waiting? The time was right, particularly with this development, and we decided to move now and enjoy it together.

“It all happened quite quickly, we had a viewing in the last week of September 2020 and decided to buy it, we got our keys in the first week of December. We have, however, been watching the overall development go up for quite a while. We often walked our daughter’s dog in the area, and we have been watching it develop over the years. It was in the back of our minds as somewhere we would like to move.”

On searching for their new home, Michael and Maureen were determined to stay in the city they know and love, and Millbay, and Quadrant Wharf, seemed the perfect solution.

The stunning £30 million, 137-home Quadrant Wharf development continues the multi-award-winning mixed-use regeneration taking place in Millbay. It has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of its enviable coastal location. Apartments are split across two light and airy buildings - Aqua House and Lye House - and a selection of cleverly designed split-level homes making up Canola Row.

Michael, who worked for a plumbers’ merchant for 20 years before he retired, added: “We had lived in our house in Eggbuckland since 1975, so it was a big decision to let things go and move forward. We are Plymouth born and bred, and, although we have travelled a lot, we definitely prefer our own city. Millbay has really come a long way since the beginning of the development.

“Our new place is on the first floor and is modern with much less maintenance than our old house – we liked it straight away. From one perspective, we have a beautiful view of the Plymouth Sound and over to Cornwall, it’s very appealing.”

The Norris’ new apartment at Quadrant Wharf is part of a stand-alone block of 32 apartments over four floors. It features a balcony, two bedrooms, the master of which has an en-suite, as well as a family bathroom, kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a dining room and lounge.

And its location was a real plus for Michael and Maureen. Their new home is in the heart of Millbay, close to beautiful walks and vistas as well as local amenities.

“The area really appealed to us, it’s such a lovely location. We are now just a 10-minute walk to the city centre and on our doorstep are shops, a surgery and a pharmacy,” said Michael. “We can walk out and within five minutes we are on Plymouth Hoe – it’s ideal!

“There is a lot happening in Plymouth, particularly in Millbay. The regeneration of the area is starting to look really nice, it’s such an up and coming area.”

Millbay is being delivered by The English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England – in partnership with Plymouth City Council. This new coastal quarter will deliver an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

Completion of landmark £30 million waterside development signals latest chapter in Millbay’s transformation
16 NOVEMBER 2020

The innovative repurposing and transformation of Millbay, Plymouth, has taken another major step forward with the completion of the latest landmark waterside development bringing new homes and life back to the city’s revitalised former docks.

The stunning Quadrant Wharf development continues the multi-award-winning mixed-use regeneration scheme which is creating a vibrant and welcoming harbourside community at the heart of Britain’s Ocean City.

Millbay is being delivered by The English Cities Fund -- a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England - in partnership with Plymouth City Council.

With over £120 million of a planned £250 million invested in the area already, the new coastal quarter for Plymouth is delivering an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, leisure and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

The completion of the £30 million Quadrant Wharf marks another significant milestone for Millbay and takes forward regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former docks, following on from the neighbouring and hugely popular Quadrant Quay scheme.

The 137-home development has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of its enviable coastal location, with its apartments split across two light and airy buildings - Aqua House and Lye House - and a selection of cleverly designed split-level homes making up Canola Row. Many of the properties benefit from balconies or terraces with some providing views across the water or marina.

The scheme also continues the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s award-winning coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms. And as part of Millbay’s aim to open up the historic waterfront and reconnect the area with the city, a further new pedestrian link has been created from West Hoe Road down to the quayside. It was built by Vistry Partnerships.

Duncan Cumberland, residential development director for The English Cities Fund, said: “This is an important step forward for Millbay and also for Plymouth as we continue to lead the regeneration of this key part of the city’s waterfront and deliver what is fast becoming a vibrant and diverse community here.

“Quadrant Wharf continues our approach to contemporary architecture and innovative design for Millbay, where our aim from the outset has been to blend together a real mix of uses, amenities and homes to create a distinctive, high-quality destination which is a real asset for the local community and an attractive location for a wide range of prospective buyers.”

The fund has taken a phased approach to delivering Millbay, as a long-term regeneration partner for Plymouth. To date, the development has delivered over 550 new homes, 43,000 sq ft of business and retail space, improved infrastructure and refurbished listed docksides, new public realm, a 1,000- pupil school, the 171-berth King Point Marina and Dock Restaurant, with 400 more homes, a 126 bed hotel, 80-home extra care facility and more commercial space to follow in the next five years.

The fund’s multi-million refurbishment of Millbay’s inner harbour and listed quay walls has also helped position Plymouth as an internationally acclaimed sailing venue, with Millbay the location for the race village for the Americas Cup World Series in 2011 and set to play a key role in one of the world’s most spectacular international sailing events next year, when SailGP visits the city in 2021 following events in San Francisco and New York.

More information about Millbay is available at www.millbayplymouth.com and further details on Quadrant Wharf are available at https://quadrantwharf.co.uk

Millbay scoops double shortlisting in regional property awards
4 NOVEMBER 2020

Millbay’s ongoing transformation into an exciting new waterfront destination for Plymouth has been recognised with a double shortlisting in the Insider South West Property Awards.

The game-changing mixed-use regeneration scheme in the heart of the UK’s ocean city has been shortlisted in the Development of the Year and Sustainable Project of the Year categories.

These latest nominations are the latest in a long line of regional and national accolades for the project, which is breathing new life into the former docks site and repurposing the land in a sustainable way, to create a vibrant and welcoming harbourside community.

Millbay is being delivered by The English Cities Fund -- a strategic joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal and General, and Homes England - in partnership with Plymouth City Council.

With over £120 million of a planned £250 million invested in the area already, the new coastal quarter for Plymouth is delivering an innovative mix of residential, leisure, business, hotel, leisure and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

Duncan Cumberland, residential development director for The English Cities Fund, said: “From the outset, we’ve looked to set a high standard for Millbay, in terms of its distinctive design, the quality of the homes we’re delivering and the community infrastructure,  which is enabling the area to thrive once more. It’s really pleasing to be recognised regionally for the exciting work which is happening here and the contribution Millbay is making towards the wider ambitions of Plymouth as an internationally significant waterfront destination, while driving inward investment and social prosperity at a time when it’s needed most.”

The fund has taken a phased approach to delivering Millbay, as a long-term regeneration partner for Plymouth. To date, the development has delivered over 550 new homes, 43,000 sq ft of business and retail space, improved infrastructure and refurbished listed docksides, new public realm, a 1,000- pupil school, the 171-berth King Point Marina and Dock Restaurant, with 400 more homes, a 126 bed hotel, 80-home extra care facility and more commercial space to follow in the next five years.

The latest phase, Quadrant Wharf, has seen new residents move into a mix of stunning one, two and three-bedroom apartments and split-level homes.

The fund’s multi-million refurbishment of Millbay’s inner harbour and listed quay walls has also helped position Plymouth as an internationally acclaimed sailing venue, with Millbay the location for the race village for the Americas Cup World Series in 2011 and set to play a key role in one of the world’s most spectacular international sailing events next year, when SailGP visits the city in 2021 following events in San Francisco and New York.

Winners are due to be announced at a rescheduled awards event due to take place on Thursday 18 March, 2021, at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol.

Quadrant Wharf sales office and show homes reopen
21 MAY 2020

Following on from the government’s relaxation of guidelines around Coronavirus (Covid-19), we’ve taken the decision to reopen the Quadrant Wharf sales office and show homes from 21st May 2020. Preparations are now underway to prepare our sales office and show homes in accordance with government guidance. We are putting these measures in place as the safety and wellbeing of everyone is paramount.

We have included some guidance below. We would appreciate if you could follow these guidelines when visiting.

  1. Appointments will be on a strictly pre-arranged basis 

  1. We will be able to accommodate a maximum of two people from the same household at any one time in the sales office and show homes

  1. Children or vulnerable visitors may not attend our sales office and show homes

  1. Doors will be opened by the sales team prior to your appointment

  1. If you have been exposed to Coronavirus and are isolating, or if you are showing symptoms please do not visit the sales office until it is safe to do so

  1. We would be grateful if you could remain two metres away from the sales team and stand on the floor markings in the sales office

  1. Visitors will be required to wear gloves for the duration of the visit

  1. ​Hand sanitiser will be positioned close to the door. Upon entering and leaving the sales office you will be required to use the hand sanitiser

If you would prefer to contact us virtually, we’re still taking appointments over the phone or through a video chat.

​​​Finally, we would like to wish you and your families well during this difficult time.

Quadrant Wharf sales office and show homes reopen
Millbay residents

Millbay ticks all the boxes
26 FEBRUARY 2020

Residents in Millbay have been sharing why they love living in Plymouth’s most exciting waterfront regeneration project.

Brian and Kathy moved to one of Millbay’s award-winning waterside developments and are now enjoying the benefits of the transformation under way at the historic former docks as well as its great location close to the city centre.

Brian said: “When we looked at this area and the development, it pretty well ticked all the boxes. You can walk into Plymouth city centre in really less than 10 minutes.”

Kathy added: “This area is being regenerated and it’s being done in a very nice way. The new sets of houses and the new sets of apartments, they’re looking really nice.”

“People who live around in the area and the houses and other apartments we’ve all become quite good friends. It’s a good community spirit down here.”

Millbay’s regeneration is being led by The English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between urban regeneration innovators, Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England.

It is creating a new coastal quarter for Plymouth, with an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

Millbay latest development, Quadrant Wharf, is taking shape on the waterfront and has already seen its first residents moving into their stunning new homes.

Quadrant Wharf continues regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former Millbay docks and follows the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay scheme.

It features a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, laid out in two blocks and a row of split-level homes. The scheme will also continue the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms.

As part of Millbay’s aim to open up the historic waterfront and reconnect the area with the city, a further new pedestrian link is being created from West Hoe Road down to the quayside.

Quadrant Wharf adds to the considerable progress already made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area and the first phase of the boulevard – Isambard Brunel Way – already laid out.

Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

First residents move into Millbay’s £30 million latest phase of development
22 JANUARY 2020

Quadrant Wharf – the £30 million latest phase in the transformation of Millbay – has marked a major milestone with the first residents moving into their stunning new homes.

The 137-home development continues the award-winning transformation of Millbay’s former docks by The English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between urban regeneration innovators, Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England - into a new coastal quarter for Plymouth.

Among the first to move into her new home in Quadrant Wharf was Plymothian Tracy Barnes, moving back to the city after seven years living in the Tamar Valley.

“When I decided to come home, I thought long and hard about where to live back in Plymouth,” said Tracy.

“This whole area has been completely transformed and it was a really easy decision to come here to Quadrant Wharf and Millbay.”

Tracy is already enjoying settling into her two-bed, split-level home, which she shares with her teenage son.

“The finish here is brilliant. Everything works, I have no maintenance, I have a view, somebody else does the gardening. I just have to enjoy it. And being near the water is just fabulous. I’m really happy.”

Quadrant Wharf continues regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former Millbay docks and follows the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay scheme.

It features a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, laid out in two blocks and a row of split-level homes. The scheme will also continue the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms.

As part of Millbay’s aim to open up the historic waterfront and reconnect the area with the city, a further new pedestrian link is being created from West Hoe Road down to the quayside.

Duncan Cumberland, residential development director for The English Cities Fund, said: “We’re really pleased to see the first residents moving into Quadrant Wharf and look forward to seeing this latest phase of development fully completed in the first half of the year.

“Our regeneration at Millbay continues to evolve as we move forward with the scheme. However, what has always been clear from the beginning is to create a distinctive, high-quality destination that blends together a real mix of uses, amenities and homes to suit both first-time, and mature buyers, to deliver what we feel is fast becoming a vibrant and diverse community here.

“This, coupled with the work Plymouth City Council is working on to complete the boulevard linking this this emerging new waterside quarter to the city centre, will further cement Millbay as a key catalyst in the wider transformation of the city.”

The wider Millbay regeneration project is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront.

Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area and the first phase of the boulevard – Isambard Brunel Way – already laid out. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

In addition to Quadrant Wharf, work is also currently under way on the new Mayflower Court scheme, being built by the Abbeyfield Society, which will provide supported living and extra care for 80 residents and shared spaces for community use. And planning approval has been given for the next exciting phase of development – 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the inner harbour.

First residents move into Millbay’s £30 million latest phase of development
Quadrant Wharf CGI

TV campaign showcases stunning new Quadrant Wharf images
10 SEPTEMBER 2019

Quadrant Wharf has taken to the airwaves as part of a new TV advertising campaign showcasing Millbay's latest development.

The advert running across prime time ITV schedules in the South West includes stunning new CGI footage* illustrating how Quadrant Wharf is set to further transform the eastern side of the historic former Millbay docks.


Perfectly placed within Millbay, Plymouth’s Coastal Quarter, Quadrant Wharf is the fourth phase of the regeneration project which is transforming the former docks and offers residents the chance to enjoy city living and the tranquillity of waterside life.

The new 137-home development features a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and split-level homes, all with high-quality finishes and specification - and with Help to Buy available.

New homes are available for reservation and scheduled to be completed from Autumn 2019.

Quadrant Wharf is positioned next to the successful Quadrant Quay scheme, also constructed by Millbay’s lead developer, The English Cities Fund.

It is just a short walk from Plymouth’s bustling city centre and set close to King Point Marina; home to the popular Dock restaurant.

Quadrant Wharf has been thoughtfully designed by Ferguson Mann Architects to continue Millbay’s distinctive contemporary character and make the most of its enviable coastal location.

The apartments are split across two light and airy buildings; Aqua House and Lye House and a selection of cleverly designed split-level homes make up Canola Row. Many of the properties benefit from balconies or terraces.

The scheme will also continue the award-winning coastal-themed, landscaped public quaysides which are such a popular feature of the neighbouring Quadrant Quay.

More information about Quadrant Wharf and its fabulous show home now open is available at https://quadrantwharf.co.uk

* Please note: Computer generated images and video (CGIs) and artists impressions are based on information available to the artist at the time image is created. They are not intended to be an accurate description of any specific property, its location or surrounding area. We do sometimes need to make changes to designs, features and finishes during the development and appearance may vary on completion.

Show home now open
22 JUNE 2019

The Quadrant Wharf team is celebrating the opening of a fabulous new show home for the development.

It gives prospective purchasers the opportunity to see the high-quality finishes and specification on offer across Quadrant Wharf’s range of apartments and split-level homes.

Perfectly placed within Millbay, Plymouth’s Coastal Quarter, Quadrant Wharf is the fourth phase of the regeneration project which is transforming the former Millbay Docks and offers residents the chance to enjoy city living and the tranquillity of waterside life.

The new 137-home development features a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and split-level homes, with the first new homes now available for reservation and scheduled to be completed from Autumn 2019.

Book an appointment with a sales advisor on 01752 676620, email on sales@quadrantwharf.co.uk or use our contact form.

Show home kitchen/living room     Show home bathroom

Show home living room
Sue Dyer

Help to Buy: How it works
17 MAY 2019

First-time buyers can snap up a fabulous new home at Quadrant Wharf, in Plymouth’s vibrant coastal quarter of Millbay, for a deposit as little as £8,250, thanks to the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme. Sue Dyer, from Plymouth agents Atwell Martin explains how it works.

Being a first-time buyer can be a daunting process, with often complicated financial and legal jargon to get to grips with, and the prospect of deposits that can seem out of your league. You may even worry that you will never be able to afford to purchase your own home. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

The good news is that first-time buyers in the South West are being given a leg-up on to the property ladder, with the help of the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme. The scheme offers loan assistance to help buyers purchase their first home as well as to homeowners looking to move.

And it means that modern and contemporary new builds, like the new homes at Quadrant Wharf in Millbay, are brought into the reach of prospective buyers choosing to take advantage of a Help to Buy Equity Loan.

How does it work?

The Help to Buy scheme makes it easier for people to buy a property who, perhaps are struggling to put together a deposit and makes new builds available to all home buyers. There are certain restrictions however. For example, you won’t be able to sublet this home or enter a part exchange deal on your old home. And you must not own any other property at the time you buy your new home with a Help to Buy: Equity Loan.

Under the scheme, buyers will only have to put down a minimum of five per cent of the purchase price. The Government will then lend up to 20% of the value of the property, the maximum you can borrow from Help to Buy is £120,000.

After that, you will need to secure up to a 75% mortgage from a commercial lender such as a bank or building society to make up the rest.

With selected contemporary new homes at Quadrant Wharf eligible for Help to Buy, it means buyers could move into Plymouth’s coastal quarter of Millbay with a deposit of as little as £8,250 on a one-bedroom apartment costing £165,000 or £11,500 on a split-level home with two bedrooms with a purchase price of £230,000.

What are the benefits?

Not only do buyers need to secure smaller deposits, but first-time buyers also benefit from having to pay no stamp duty on homes up to £300,000 – so together these two Government initiatives increases the buyer’s prospects of qualifying for a mortgage, as they are ultimately having to borrow less from commercial lenders.

The Help to Buy loan is also interest free for the first five years, allowing first-time buyers a chance to adapt to life as property owners, with regular mortgage and bill payments. After this period, there will be an interest fee of 1.75% on the amount of the outstanding loan, with this rate increasing in line with inflation (based on the Retail Price Index) plus 1%. You will have to pay a monthly management fee of £1 per month from the start of the loan until it is repaid.

When do I have to pay the loan back?

The loan must be repaid after 25 years or when you decide to sell the property, if earlier.

The total amount repayable by you will be the proportion of the market value of your home that was funded by the Help to Buy loan, plus interest and charges.

The amount you will have to repay under the loan agreement will depend on the market value of your home when you repay the Help to Buy equity loan and the rate of inflation in the meantime.

Buyers also have the option to make voluntary part repayments at any time. The minimum voluntary repayment is 10% of the market value at the time of repayment.

What should I do next?

With the Government’s Help to Buy scheme available at Quadrant Wharf, now is a really great time to invest in this exciting new neighbourhood.

To start your journey on the property ladder, contact our sales team at Quadrant Wharf for more information on our new 137-home development, which started in autumn 2017. The first new homes are now available for reservation, with residents anticipated to start moving in from autumn 2019.

To help calculate your budget, use our Help to Buy calculator.

Millbay shortlisted for national property award
18 APRIL 2019

Millbay’s ongoing transformation into a vibrant new waterfront quarter for Plymouth will be recognised nationally next week as it shares the stage with leading UK development and regeneration projects in the finals of the Property Awards 2019.

The regeneration scheme is shortlisted in the Placemaking Award category in recognition for the way it is breathing new life into the former docks site, with high-quality homes, business space, leisure and community facilities.

The Property Awards, organised by Property Week, are the UK’s leading and most prestigious annual awards dedicated to the property industry. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony which takes place in Grosvenor House, London, on Wednesday, on April 24.

Given the prestige of the awards, the competition is intense, with Millbay being joined on a 12-strong shortlist by high-profile projects including Urban Splash’s Park Hill regeneration in Sheffield; major redevelopment schemes in the City of London, Leeds and Swansea; and successful commercial and residential developments spanning the South East, Midlands and Northern Ireland.

The Millbay regeneration scheme is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. The English Cities Fund, which is leading the project, is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.

Muse Developments has been shortlisted in two further categories at the Property Awards, for Developer of the Year and Deal of the Year.

Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses within 25,000ft2 of new business space, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

Work is also currently under way on two further projects in the regeneration.

The new 137-home Quadrant Wharf development is continuing the redevelopment of the eastern side of the historic former docks, next to and following on from the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay. Scheduled for completion from autumn 2019, homes are now available for reservation.

And nearby, the new Mayflower Court scheme is being built by the Abbeyfield Society and will provide supported living and extra care for 80 residents as well as shared spaces for community use.

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for Muse Developments, which is one of the partners in the Fund, said: “It’s fantastic for Millbay and for Plymouth to be recognised nationally for what is being achieved here.

“The Millbay masterplan was the result of close engagement with the community over many years. In executing this we have focused on quality of design and materials to create an architecturally impressive, diverse and vibrant community which can be enjoyed by new and existing residents, business and visitors.”

More information about Millbay is available at www.millbayplymouth.com and further details on Quadrant Wharf are available at https://quadrantwharf.co.uk

Millbay shortlisted for national property award
New video showcases Millbay's transformation

New video showcases Millbay’s transformation
11 FEBRUARY 2019

Watch this video to see how the English Cities Fund is transforming the historic former Millbay docks area of Plymouth, creating a vibrant new waterfront quarter for the city, with high quality homes, business space, leisure and community facilities.

It is a mixed-use development of homes, shops, offices and school, a new marina and refurbished listed docksides across a 17acre waterfront site.

The impressive list of achievements includes more than 400 new homes, new businesses within the 25,000 sq ft of business space already created, a new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

There are award-winning new public spaces, direct access to the waterfront has been restored and the listed docksides, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, have been refurbished.

Millbay has also delivered the first section of a new boulevard aimed at reconnecting the city centre and waterfront, a long-held Plymouth planning policy aim as part of the wider regeneration of the city centre. A further 137 homes and an 80-home extra care facility are nearing completion. And a planning application was recently obtained for the next phase of 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the inner harbour.

* Please note: Computer generated images (CGIs) and artists impressions are based on information available to the artist at the time image is created. They are not intended to be an accurate description of any specific property, its location or surrounding area. We do sometimes need to make changes to designs, features and finishes during the development and appearance may vary on completion.

Plans approved for exciting next chapter in Millbay’s regeneration
8 FEBRUARY 2019

Planning approval has been given for the exciting next phase in the transformation of Plymouth’s former docksides at Millbay.

Lead developer for the project, The English Cities Fund, submitted proposals to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at a key site in the regeneration area.

The plans, which are in accordance with the Millbay Masterplan, were unveiled at a well-attended public exhibition in January 2018 and, following consideration by Plymouth City Council planners, were given approval in January 2019.

It will see new life brought to a parcel of land at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the inner harbour.

The wider Millbay regeneration scheme is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. The English Cities Fund, which is leading the project, is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.

Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

Work is also currently under way on two further projects in the regeneration.

The new 137-home Quadrant Wharf development is continuing the redevelopment of the eastern side of the historic former docks, next to and following on from the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay. Scheduled for completion from Autumn 2019, homes are now available for reservation, with more information available at https://quadrantwharf.co.uk

And nearby, the new Mayflower Court scheme is being built by the Abbeyfield Society and will provide supported living and extra care for 80 residents as well as shared spaces for community use.

* Please note: Computer generated images (CGIs) and artists impressions are based on information available to the artist at the time image is created. They are not intended to be an accurate description of any specific property, its location or surrounding area. We do sometimes need to make changes to designs, features and finishes during the development and appearance may vary on completion.

Computer generated image. Details and final as built product may vary on completion of project.
Millbay regeneration’s latest development hits halfway mark

Millbay regeneration’s latest development hits halfway mark
6 NOVEMBER 2018

The English Cities Fund is celebrating a significant moment in the transformation of Millbay as work on the £30 million latest phase of development has hit the halfway point.

The new 137-home development continues regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former Millbay docks, next to and following on from the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay development.

Work got under way on Quadrant Wharf in autumn 2017 and has now reached the half-way stage, with the first new homes now available for reservation and scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2019.

Quadrant Wharf will feature a total of 137 new homes, with a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments laid out in two blocks and a row of split-level homes.

The scheme will also continue the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms, which won Best Public Space in the 2017 Abercrombie Awards for Plymouth.

And as part of Millbay’s aim to open up the historic waterfront and reconnect the area with the city, a further new pedestrian link will be created from West Hoe Road down on to the quayside.

Duncan Cumberland, development director for Muse Developments, which is one of the partners in the fund, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone on Quadrant Wharf which is leading the way on a pipeline of projects already under way or in the advanced stage of planning to continue to take forward Millbay’s transformation.

“It’s exciting to see the spotlight in Plymouth on the regeneration scheme as a key project for the city, with Plymouth City Council recently setting out its support for “making Millbay happen” and aiming to complete the boulevard linking the city centre to the vibrant new waterside quarter we are delivering here.

“We now look forward to development to the North of Millbay Road progressing to complement the considerable investment The English Cities Fund has already made in the area.”

The wider Millbay regeneration project is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. The English Cities Fund, which is leading the project, is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.

Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area and the first phase of the boulevard – Isambard Brunel Way – already laid out. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.

In addition to Quadrant Wharf, work is also currently under way on the new Mayflower Court scheme being built by the Abbeyfield Society which will provide supported living and extra care for 80 residents and shared spaces for community use.

And a planning application was submitted earlier this year for the next exciting phase of development, with the fund proposing to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the inner harbour.