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Mail :
Land & Property Team
Dept of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 304161
Email :
Fax :
01752 304925


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Land and property

Operational assets

Our operational portfolio is made up of just over 500 assets. These are assets that are held and utilised by the Authority for the direct delivery of services for which it has either a statutory or discretionary responsibility. Examples include:

  • offices and depots
  • museum, libraries, guildhalls and historic buildings
  • social services residential accommodation homes
  • sports centres, pools and other leisure facilities
  • adult education, community and youth centres
  • crematoria, register office
  • car parks and transport facilities
  • park shelters, park lodges, pavilions and storage buildings
  • public toilets and changing rooms

Commercial assets

Our commercial estate is made up of a diverse range of property including industrial estates, retail units, offices, and leisure properties, with a total capital value of £125m producing approximately £8m of rental income.

We manage 114 industrial units located at Belliver, Devonport, Millbay, Newnham, and Parkway, ranging in size from 600 to 6,500sq ft, together with 45 retail units located primarily on the outskirts of the city centre, ranging in size from 160 to 1,100sq ft with vacancies occasionally arising.

We are also responsible for the management of Plymouth City Market in Frankfort Gate which has provided a focal point for local traders and shoppers for almost fifty years, with over 100 stalls selling a diverse range of local produce.

For further information on commercial properties, please email or telephone 01752 304161.

We produce monthly commercial property registers to help interested parties identify suitable commercial sites and premises. The registers include council and private sector options, and can be downloaded from our commercial property search page.

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For a hard copy of the register, please call the Economic Development Team on 01752 307395 or email

Community asset transfer

Community asset transfer is about giving local people and community groups greater control in the future of their area and their community in line with promoting our co-operative agenda. If local groups own or manage council owned community buildings and land, such as community centres, rugby pitches, allotments or changing rooms for example, it will help foster a sense of belonging and bring together people from different backgrounds. Community ownership of buildings can also play a part in raising local people's aspirations, in enhancing the local economy, environment and have the capacity to strengthen the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector.

The Community Asset Transfer Policy sets out

  • who can apply for a community transfer
  • how to apply for a community transfer
  • the basis of transfer
  • how we will assess each application.

Document Download Icon Download and read the Community Asset Transfer Policy [PDF, 153KB]

Land and property list

Document Download Icon Download and read the land and property list [CSV, 227KB]

The list includes:

  • Organisation name and code
  • Unique asset identity
  • Property name
  • Address including postcode where possible.
  • Tenure (whether our interest is freehold or leasehold)
  • Tenure category (whether the asset is in use by us, retained for community purposes or a commercial asset)
  • Holding type (land, building or both)

Open Government Licence

The land and property list is licenced under the Open Government Licence 2.0.

A full dataset version including GeoX, GeoY and UPRN derived from Ordnance Survey data can only be released for 'using the data to respond to, or interact with the Licensor to deliver or support the delivery of the Licensor's Core Business' due to OS licencing restrictions under a PSMA end user licence.

If you wish to use this data for any purpose other than supporting the delivery of the Licensor's core business, then you should contact Ordnance Survey or phone 03456 05 05 05 to discuss how they can help you with your requirements.

For a full dataset including GeoX, GeoY and UPRN please email with your Ordnance Survey licence details, confirming what you're going to do with the data.