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£10m manufacturing facility ready for local multinational company

A new purpose-built 5,550m² manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton is complete and ready to be used by a local multinational manufacturing company. Castings Support Systems (CSS) Group will take on the building to support their growing business and use specialist machinery to manufacture products for pharmaceutical distribution and aerospace industries. Relocating to the new

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Upton Park officially opened following completion of enhancement works

Upton Park in Torquay has been officially opened by Councillor Terry Manning, The Worshipful the Mayor of Torbay following significant investment to improve access and enhance amenities. On Saturday 26 June, key community stakeholders for Upton came together to celebrate the opening of Upton Park. This follows the completion of enhancement works which were made

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Residents move into new affordable housing in Torbay

TorVista Homes welcomes new residents into its first affordable housing project. In partnership with Torbay Council, TorVista Homes secured funding for affordable housing and has acquired 13 properties in Paignton. The new accommodation is made up of one and two bedroom properties and the nine new families and residents were selected from over 100 applications

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Over £220,000 funding boost for the Bay’s tourism economy this summer

Torbay Council, working with TDA and SwisCo, is set to invest £221,293 into Torbay’s seafronts and town centres this summer holiday season to help boost our reopening and deliver critical support for local businesses hit hard over the past 15 months. Our seafronts will undergo further environmental improvements such as repairs and refurbishment of railings,

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New Nursery Accommodation project to open

Barton Academy will be opening the doors to its brand new nursery accommodation later this term. The project faced significant challenges as a direct result of the COVID pandemic and its completion was at risk.  However, through the collaboration of Academies Enterprise Trust, Barkers Associates, Torbay Council, TDA and the new contractor Mercury the project

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Wickes bringing new store to Edginswell business park

Torbay Council has signed a contract with DIY retail giants Wickes to bring a new store to the Edginswell business park.    The store which is scheduled to open at the end of 2022 comes at a crucial time as the Council looks to accelerate its COVID-19 economic recovery plan and create much needed job opportunities in the construction and retail sectors.    This announcement from Wickes

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Work commences on Cockington Flood Alleviation scheme

On Monday 26 April, TDA on behalf of Torbay Council will be commencing highway surfacing works outside Lanscombe Lodge Cottage, Cockington Lane, Torquay for a period of two weeks. These are the latest works being completed as part of the £385k Cockington Village Flood Alleviation scheme. The works which will help reduce the risk of

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Transformational project at Claylands to complete this summer

A new home for a local multinational manufacturing company at Claylands in Paignton is on target to complete this summer. The project is now fully enclosed by the envelope cladding, allowing Castings Support Systems (CSS) Group to start their own fit out of the building. CSS will install specialist plant and machinery to commence manufacturing

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Proposals for full restoration of Torquay Pavilion

Torbay Council, through its economic development company TDA, is working with lease-holder Marina Developments Ltd (MDL) to develop a scheme to fully restore the Pavilion. The first stage of delivering this ambition is agreement by both Torbay Council and MDL, together with MDL’s sister development company YG Developments Ltd, on the scope of works and

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