WATCH: Plans for new £10m building on the site of The Dome

    The site would include a mini theatre, bar, restaurant and cafe

    Designs for a £10 million multi-purpose building on Plymouth Hoe, have been unveiled. 

    The plans mean demolishing the derelict and unused Plymouth Dome, and building a three floor curved building into the Hoe cliff top with a grass flat roof. 

    A small group of Plymouth entrepreneurs are looking to buy the lease for 125 years from Plymouth City Council, and proposing to double the size of the footage, building three floors, linking the Hoe pathways.

    The new complex will also include an outdoor concert facility for open air events, and be the home for a new Sea Horse Trust exhibition.

    Other plans within the landmark site would include a mini theatre, licensed bar, restaurant and cafe, prestigious wedding venue, a TV studio and business venue for local companies to hold functions and conferences.

    Councillor Nick Kelly, leader of the Conservative group on Plymouth City Council, said: 

    "This is a bold and radical decision to demolish the Plymouth Dome and start again - is very commendable. If the developers can create a new hub that will draw in local people and visitors that meets the desire of the local community and city, and at the same time build a quality landmark that is distinctive, and yet sympathetic to our famous Hoe foreshore - it should be seriously considered by city councillors." 

    Developers for the site are looking to install a Public Tourist information office to join up all the attractions around the Hoe foreshore such as Drake's Island, Smeaton's Tower, and Tinside Lido.

    Dale Beeson, director of ADG Architects have been working on the plans, said:

    "The various pedestrian routes currently come to an abrupt stop at the existing building. Plymouth's Ocean Dome will address this by actively incorporating these paths into the building itself, therefore providing a fully inclusive and accessible design. Our bid has been filed before today's deadline, and what makes our plans bold and imaginative is that we are a local team looking to deliver an exciting new development that will draw in local people and visitors alike to this fantastic destination on Plymouth Hoe."

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