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New designs for former MoD site
Devonport Stores Enclave
The development is set to be economic boost for the area
A landmark building and hotel are among revisions being made to plans for developing a former Ministry of Defence (MoD) site in Devon.

Bristol-based Firmac Developments have published the changes to plans for the 18-acre Mount Wise site in Plymouth, which was bought for 5m last year.

The plans were modified after feedback from a public consultation.

About 500 new homes are planned, together with a healthcare centre, supermarket, shops and offices.

A care home planned for Admiralty House could now become a 40-bedroom boutique hotel in the revised designs.

'Economic boost'

The amount of office space has been increased along Richmond Walk, with offices around Mount Wise House.

A building with a triangular base on Devonport Hill has been increased to 20 storeys.

Another tall building proposed for the south of the site has been halved in size to stop it dominating the skyline.

It is hoped the development will provide a significant economic boost for the Devonport area of the city.

The plans go on show at Mount Wise on Friday.




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