Development Stage 2 – Feasibility
Land at North Hill and Tavistock Place is allocated for The Box, together with a higher education and/or business-led mixed use development on Tavistock Place / Chapel Street with enabling student housing development in cluster flat format. The Box will be a major new visitor attraction and unique historic archive and learning space for the city which will support the regeneration of the North Hill / Tavistock Plan cultural quarter. It will bring together the existing City Museum collections with new exhibition space, including the conversion of the former St Luke’s Church, together with a landmark modern archive space for the City’s historic archives. Tavistock Place will be closed to through traffic to form a public piazza, with new pedestrian and cycling links through to North Hill and Chapel Street.
This site forms part of the wider site PLY18 which includes:
• PLY18 Plymouth History Centre (The Box) – Under construction
SITE AREA: 0.64 ha
OWNERSHIP: Principally PCC with other sections in different ownership
EXISTING USE: Tavistock Place/ Chapel Street HMO and social club.
JOINT LOCAL PLAN ALLOCATION PLY18
USE: Land at North Hill/Tavistock Place proposed for higher education and/or business led mixed use.
DELIVERY TRAJECTORY: Tavistock Place/Chapel Street 2021-23.
DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS LAND AT TAVISTOCK PLACE/CHAPEL STREET
1. PCC acquired Social Club to help facilitate wider redevelopment of the site
PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL NEXT STEPS
1. Engage with owners to deliver JLP Policy
2. Engage with potential partners to facilitate future redevelopment through future pre-application for the site.
Katherine Graham, +44 (0) 1752 307342