Developer Sutton Harbour Holdings has unveiled detailed plans for its £60m regeneration of the Sugar Quay site overlooking Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour waterfront.


The residential-led proposal will include the development of a 20-storey tower comprising seven to 19 floors of residential apartments, creating up to 170 one to three-bedroom apartments. The ground floor will open into a walkway and new entrance to the harbour-front.

The regeneration hopes to make Sutton Harbour more accessible for visitors and tourists to increase access to the harbour’s retail and restaurant units. The proposal also includes plans to build a basement car park, which can house up-to 100 vehicles. A secondary, linked planning application proposes to add two additional floors to the Harbour Car Park multi-storey facility in Lockyers Quay.

Sutton Harbour Holdings hopes to secure planning consent from the local authority in order to begin work on site next June. Their aim is to develop Sugar Quay so that part of the building’s structure could be used as a viewing platform and exhibition space during the Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020, with the full development completing by 2022.

Philip Beinhaker, executive chairman of Sutton Harbour Holdings said: “Our vision is to regenerate Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour and transform this waterfront quarter into a more attractive, welcoming and usable area for the city and its residents, as well as creating an outstanding opportunity for people to live on the harbour-front.

“The proposals for Sugar Quay are contemporary and striking, and have been designed to both unlock the huge potential of this long empty site, to create an attractive new development to enliven the harbour, and in particular the under-utilised east side, as well as providing high quality new homes to meet pent up market demand for residential properties in the harbour.”