Redrow celebrates the topping out of its £70m Plymouth development, Vision
Professionals from across the South West’s housing and construction industry gathered at a ceremony in Plymouth to mark the topping out of Redrow West Country’s £70 million development, Vision.
The award-winning housebuilder is celebrating the completion of its popular Plymouth site which has been under construction since 2007.
Based in Devonport, the development was a major investment by Redrow to regenerate a historic part of the city. The site was the former dilapidated Ministry of Defence land and has now been transformed into a thriving new city centre community. Vision is home to 1,000 residents with 464 homes and has a 42-flat Extra Care housing block for older people.
Vision is a mixed-use development which boasts a range of stylish one and two bedroom apartments alongside 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. Shops, offices and a market hall have also been incorporated, giving home owners at Vision excellent amenities right on their doorstep.
In addition to providing much needed new homes in Plymouth, Vision has also contributed to the South West economy by employing 50 contractors at any one time and on average, 80 jobs were sustained and supported on a daily basis by Redrow at Vision. Recognised as a leading apprenticeship employer, Redrow has created 10 apprentices over the 10 years that Vision has been in construction.
Redrow has also supported Plymouth by donating over £3.7 million towards education, transport and roads including new buses for route 34 and supporting public areas such as Granby Green. The house builder also invested £700,000 to support the restoration of the Market Hall and Clock Tower which is now a digital hub for Plymouth.
Nigel Palmer, Managing Director at Redrow West Country, commented: “We are delighted to announce the topping out of our successful Plymouth development, Vision. Redrow has been committed to Plymouth for more than a decade and it has been quite a journey for us. What was once the Royal Navy’s South Yard Stores enclave is now home to 1,000 residents.”
Nigel continued: “I would like to thank all those who have been part of the Vision development and helped us create an award-winning neighbourhood which is a great place to live and work. We are proud to have been part of the team that have helped regenerate this important part of the city and help breathe new life into part of Plymouth’s heritage. The conclusion of Vision definitely isn’t the end of Redrow in Plymouth and we look forward to taking other opportunities forward in the future.”
Redrow West Country currently has 13 live outlets across Devon and Cornwall with several new sites scheduled to open this year. Visit www.redrow.co.uk/westcountry for more details.