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Shop local campaign delivers boost for Torbay businesses

A campaign delivered by TDA and Maybe* on behalf of Torbay Council will create a network of connected traders to support and promote shopping locally in Torbay.  By encouraging safe shopping and giving customers rewards when shopping locally, both online and offline, the campaign will help consumers to ‘Discover your Town’ and drive spend to

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Foundations begin for new Torquay hotel

Work begins on the foundations of the 120 bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Torquay. The £11M project is being built on part of Terrace Car Park and will complement existing hotel accommodation in Torquay, bring long term benefits to the town centre, businesses and the community. The bulk excavation for the hotel has been complete

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Extension at Burton Academy provides new facilities for pupils

A new, two-storey extension has been completed at Burton Academy, providing pupils with access to additional teaching spaces and improved facilities.  Improvements have also been made to external areas, which will give pupils opportunities to learn from a wider curriculum and greater access to outdoor space.  This improved facility will enable Burton Academy, currently operating

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Torbay plays its part to help ‘Build the Future’

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place next week from 8-14 February. The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The national theme is ‘Build the Future’,aiming to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required

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Improvements to Torquay’s Princess Gardens begin

On Monday 25 January, works will begin at Princess Gardens and the Sunken gardens in Torquay. The improvements to the gardens will provide better access and an event space within the former banjo area. There will also be an enhanced landscape scheme for the gardens, and around the war memorial, an upgrade to the promenade

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Spanish Technology giants move their UK Headquarters to EPIC

The year has started positively for Torbay’s Hi-Tech cluster with the news that Nanusens, a market-disrupting microelectronics specialist, has opened their UK Headquarters within the EPIC Centre. Nanusens develop MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) sensor structures that are up to ten times smaller than competitive technologies. This enables their sensors, which are used in everyday

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Torquay Town Deal regeneration projects to start

Three projects that received accelerated funding from the Towns Fund for Torquay’s Town Deal will start soon. Enabling and development works will begin at Upton Park, Princess Gardens and Royal Terrace Gardens ahead of the full works starting as the £750,000 first phase of Town Investment Plan gets underway. These projects will help to revitalise

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Paignton awarded £13.36m of Future High Streets Fund

Torbay Council has received £13.36m Future High Streets Funding to kick start the exciting transformation of Paignton town centre.  The community led plans focus on the heart of the town centre, including Station Square and regeneration opportunities at Crossways and Victoria Centre.  The Future High Streets Funding will enable infrastructure improvements, new homes at strategic

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Manufacturing facility in Paignton takes shape

The purpose-built manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton is progressing well, with the building’s piling, foundations and steel frame now complete. The steel piling works were completed two weeks ahead of schedule and the erection of the steel frame was swift. Works in the New Year will include the completion of the building envelope, with

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New vocational centre at Brunel Academy opens

A new vocational centre at Brunel Academy has opened, providing young people at the school with the opportunity to learn new skills in catering and hospitality, mechanics and construction. Brunel Academy, part of the Catch22 Multi-Academies Trust, is a 56 place school for secondary pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. This is the

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Tether Technology have big plans for revolutionary technology at EPIC

Tether Technology opens a new main office at EPIC. Tether is an exciting, British technology company revolutionising the video surveillance and physical security space. The company, who have offices in London and Ukraine, are one of several businesses to have located to the centre in recent months. Tether will be moving assembly of their new

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