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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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New housing company awarded Registered Provider status

TorVista Homes has been awarded Registered Provider status for housing by the Regulator for Social Housing. TDA’s new housing company aims to deliver a wide range of good quality homes and services and be the landlord of choice for all sectors of the community across the region. Its priority and focus in the early years

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New lighting unveiled and revamp of Torquay sites continues

New state of the art lighting has been unveiled and work continues as part of a £750,000 programme of projects to revamp key sites in Torquay. A video showing a simulation of the new festoon lighting at Torquay’s Royal Terrace Gardens has been unveiled and diggers have started work on the new Banjo path at

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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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