Property duo teams up with council as development partners
Torbay Council is teaming up with Willmott Dixon and Milligan to speed up plans for town centre growth in Torbay.
The partnership will use the skills of both companies to work on projects that have already got government funding, these include the Town Deal in Torquay (£21.9m) and the Future High Streets project in Paignton (£13.36m).
The aim is to revitalise town centres, make public spaces better, encourage more people to live in town centres, repurpose empty shops, and improve connections between towns.
These changes aim to boost confidence, create jobs and homes, and help the council provide better services.
David Thomas, leader of Torbay Council, said: “This is an exciting announcement that will see a step change in our ability to deliver these schemes. We are absolutely focused on accelerating the much-needed
regeneration projects to ensure Torbay continues to thrive as a place to live, work and visit.
“There are major schemes already under way which show there is huge confidence in Torbay and a bright future for our towns. But we know there are challenges and a lot of work still to do, so the Partnership gives a clear signal to everyone that Torbay has an exciting future.
“We are looking forward to working closely with our partners at Willmott Dixon and Milligan to deliver the projects that we all want to see coming to life. Our partners understand our values and share our vision about what we want to achieve for our community by providing spaces for them to thrive. They recognise the vision that Torbay has developed through the Torbay story and understand the social value objectives of the Council.”