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First wave of Oceansgate buildings given green light

05 Oct 2016

The first wave of buildings destined to become part of the city’s Oceansgate has now been granted planning permission.

Planners have been given the green light to the application to build offices and two rows of industrial units at the entrance to the Marine Industries Production Campus in Devonport.

The two and three-storey buildings will offer flexible office and workshop space arranged in parallel to reflect the historic nature of South Yard as well as the street pattern in the local neighbourhood.

The proposals were submitted by Plymouth-based Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, who were awarded the contract to design the first phase of the Oceansgate development, which is the country’s first marine enterprise zone.

The buildings have been designed to the highest quality, using lots of natural materials. They are also adaptable, and include offices, design suites, testing labs and training rooms for technology development and prototypes as well as production space.

The planning permission includes 32 parking spaces for the office block and 28 spaces for the industrial units. The scheme design also allows for flexibility in car parking, loading bays and vehicle entrances for the industrial unit depending on individual tenants’ requirements.

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