Published on: 14 November 2019
Plymouth’s maritime business park and British Marine member Turnchapel Wharf, has opened five new marine enterprise units providing workshop and office space for local companies.
Under the ownership of Yacht Havens Group since 2014, Turnchapel Wharf has been transformed from an ex-Ministry of Defence site into a thriving waterfront business hub. Based on Plymouth’s Cattewater, a number of international firms are based at Turnchapel including major international maritime businesses such as Fugro, Princess Motor Yacht Sales and Thales with its Maritime Autonomy Centre.
The new units provide over 800sqft of workshop and office space for five local businesses, as well as providing access to a range of marine facilities at Turnchapel Wharf. Each unit measures 220 square foot with a large rolled shutter door and all five were rented off-plan to local businesses.
Speaking about the new buildings and the continued development of Turnchapel Wharf, Yacht Havens Group Managing Director, Dylan Kalis, commented: “We are continuing to develop the site to ensure it is meeting the requirements of a variety of marine business owners. These new units provide a new base for five more local businesses and we will continue to look for opportunities to support these companies as they grow.
“Turnchapel Wharf is now home to over 25 thriving marine businesses from SMEs to large international firms developing the latest in maritime technology and marine autonomy. Since we purchased the site in 2014 from the Ministry of Defence, Turnchapel Wharf has undergone a major transformation and we’re extremely proud of the maritime business hub it has now become. We still prosper ambitions to develop more parts of the site and ensure Plymouth remains at the forefront of the changing marine industry.”