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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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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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