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The regeneration of Torquay's famous harbourside was completed in 2006 through a public/private sector partnership with TDA, Torbay Council, Government Office South West, Living Coasts, Whitbread Brewery and the regional development agency at the time: SWRDA.

Torquay harbourside is widely recognised as the heart of the town and is often referred to as Torquay's 'town square'. A focus for a wide range of maritime activities and businesses, the area is also a hub for restaurants, cafes, specialist shopping and entertainment.

The regeneration comprised three phases of work, the last of which was completed in September 2006, creating a transformed waterfront with many new features,  and a revitalised destination now being enjoyed by a wide range of businesses and users.

The many elements of the development are:

  • Water holding cill in the tidal inner harbour
  • Stylish harbour footbridge
  • Business units on Beacon Quay
  • Living Coasts visitor attraction
  • Brewer's Fayre family restaurant
  • Enhanced quayside facilities for watersports and visiting vessels
  • New slipway
  • Improved car parking
  • Heritage walkway overlooking WWII slipways
  • Vanishing Point public art feature

Client: Torbay Council

Torbay Council