Transforming Marsh Mills Roundabout into the Mayflower Forest

The Mayflower Forest has taken another step towards reality with the release of the stunning final designs.

Over 1000 new trees for Marsh Mills roundabout are in the plans which aims to create a world-class first impression of the city for visitors and residents alike for years to come.

The Mayflower Forest is a key part of The Road to Mayflower project, a volunteer led initiative by Plymouth’s construction industry in the lead up to the city’s Mayflower400 commemorations.

The scheme also compliments the Plan for Trees, which pledges to make trees an important part of the Mayflower legacy.

Professionals from the construction industry will play their part, working on this community engagement project through the Building Plymouth Partnership as an ‘Adopt a Street’ project which will see a transformation of Embankment Road from Marsh Mills roundabout through to Cattedown roundabout.

Cllr Sue Dann, Cabinet Member Street Scene and the Environment said: “We salute the public spiritedness of the Building Plymouth team behind The Road to Mayflower. It shows our construction and built environment professionals of the city in the best possible light, as well as creating a magnificent green gateway entrance to Plymouth once again.”

Adam King, Associate Director of AECOM and leading Landscape Architect explained: “Our vision is to retain the best elements of the existing green infrastructure and enhance them, to provide an elegant sophisticated gateway to the city. The concept has developed into the Mayflower Forest, a lasting legacy project for Plymouth with the capacity to wow, delight and inspire the residents, visitors and guests to our City”.

Steve Warren-Brown, Managing Director of YGS Landscapes said: “As a lifelong Plymothian I am thrilled for my company to be part of this fantastic initiative which whilst contributing to a legacy, is also creating jobs. Subject to raising the funding, we will be planting over 1000 trees across the Marsh Mills Roundabout, planting 6847m2 of groundcover and bulb planting so lots to do!

“Well done to the Road to Mayflower team and huge thanks to colleagues at Plymouth City Council and Mayflower400 for supporting us.”

To find out more about the Road to Mayflower project, visit www.buildingplymouth.co.uk/road-to-mayflower