Oceansgate is the first marine enterprise zone in the UK. is a unique complex of new industrial units and office space, and docks. There is a direct deep water access to the English channel, making it an unrivalled location for a wide range of marine businesses.
Phase 1 was completed in April 2018 and is currently 90% let. It is home to businesses that include Plymouth Marine Laboratory, The MCA, Princess Yachts suppliers and the Marine Business Technology Centre, which created Smart Sound Plymouth, a proving range for new technology. It is also home of the Future Autonomy at Sea Technologies cluster. Phase 2 is due to complete in October 2019 and is already 85% pre-let.
Oceansgate is a key sponsor of Marine Tech Expo as we are passionate about innovation in the South West, and are supportive of finding future solution to improve green emissions and technology to help fight climate change. Oceansgate brings together marine based businesses to create a work class hub for marine industries, with opportunities for research, innovation and production in a collaborative environment.
We are excited to showcase our plans for future phases which are focused on providing flexible employment and research space near water for testing and commercialising latest marine technology to create high value jobs and impact for Plymouth’s marine economy.
Turnchapel Wharf is proud to be hosting the 2020 Marine Tech Expo and we hope all delegates enjoy their visit to our marine business park.
Formerly a Ministry of Defence site, Turnchapel Wharf has been transformed into a thriving hub of marine technology and enterprise, with local, national and international marine businesses setting up their operations on-site.
The 2020 Marine Tech Expo provides colleagues across the marine industry the chance to see how Turnchapel Wharf is at the centre of marine business and maritime autonomy in Plymouth. What’s more, we hope delegates will be impressed by the level of support we can provide growing marine companies, as well as our ambitions to develop Turnchapel Wharf even further to provide more state-of-the-art facilities and resources for a variety of marine operations.
Should you wish to find out more about Turnchapel Wharf’s future plans and business opportunities, please do not hesitate to speak to me or one of my colleagues.
Ryan Bonney, Turnchapel Wharf Site Manager
marine business technology centre
The Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) is the gateway for accessing comprehensive research and development support as well as cutting-edge facilities and expertise.
Providing services up to the bleeding edge of advanced marine technology development, the MBTC is supporting Devon-based SMEs through research, testing, proving and production. Through ERDF funding, we are pleased to be able to offer our services free of charge for eligible businesses.
Based in Endeavour House at the Oceansgate Marine Enterprise Zone in Devonport, the MBTC gives client access to the Smart Sound Plymouth proving zone, funding programmes, research and development support and links to other commercial collaborative partners to aid the production of cutting edge marine solutions.
The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower ship from the UK to the ‘New World’ of America.
The anniversary will commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the epic journey inspired by an unquenchable desire for freedom; and for whom the voyage promised newfound liberty.
The International Mayflower Compact partnership has been created to bring together 11 core UK member destinations across England, alongside the United States of America, the Native American community and the Netherlands.
The international Mayflower compact partners are united in their passion to commemorate the anniversary and to celebrate shared values of freedom, democracy, humanity and the future.