Devonport Market Hall consultations for residents

People living in Devonport are invited to have their say regarding the future of the Devonport Market Hall.

Drop-in sessions will be taking place later this month at the Redrow shop units on Phelps Road, Devonport. With local residents and businesses invited to say their opinions regarding the future developments. The Grade II listed building is set to become Plymouth’s new space for digital arts, research, education and visitors in an increasingly digital-focused environment when it is planned to open Summer 2017.

The development work is being led by the social enterprise company Real Ideas Organisation. The same company who are also responsible for the restoration of Devonport Guildhall and Column. The proposed development will be a significant moment for Devonport, with the area featuring office, lab and teaching space. As well as conference facilities, a cafe bar and a range of cultural and learning activities.

Ed Whitelaw from RIO said, “Two of the problems we’re trying to solve are around how we work with people to support skills and the regeneration of the city, to do that well we need to listen to people.”

The consultation sessions will take place on Thursday 21 July, 3-7pm and Thursday 26 July, 5-8pm. For more information on the Market Hall, visit HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE.


Devonport Guildhall hosts ThingsCamp

ThingsCamp is coming to Devonport Guildhall, the one day event will explore how the internet is becoming increasingly involved in everyday objects.

The day is planned to bring together people, ideas and hardware related to land-based applications, creating the opportunity for open discussions, workshops and prototyping activities. Giving the chance for people young and old to explore digital technology.

“It’s great to be able to host ThingsCamp here in Plymouth,” said Ed Whitelaw. “The city is increasingly becoming the region’s go-to place for digital and new technologies. I’m really looking forward to getting involved on the day”

ThingsCamp is open to the public on Saturday 28 May from 9:30am at Devonport Guildhall. To find out more follow @thingscamp.