Living and Working in Plymouth

Plymouth: Britains Ocean City

Located at the heart of the South West, Plymouth is a city by the sea with so much to offer. With an amazing quality of life, stunning waterfront location, vibrant city centre and fascinating maritime history, there is quite simply nowhere better to live, work and play than Britain’s Ocean City.

Plymouth is one of the largest cities on the south coast and the 15th largest city in England with a population of approximately 263,000, an economic output of £5.63 billion, providing 111,500 jobs. It is the most significant economic centre in the south west peninsula and the largest urban area in the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership.

Plymouth is an ambitious city with huge growth potential and exciting major changes ahead. We have already seen the growth of the university, the redevelopment of Royal William Yard and Millbay, one of the UK’s top 50 regeneration projects.

Over the next five years Plymouth will see significant capital investments in HM Devonport Naval base and Derriford Hospital, plus ambitious plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and regenerate the area around the station are underway. Colin Campbell Court and Bath Street West will see a £50 million regeneration project, delivering new homes.

Find out more about our vibrant city

Living and working in Plymouth

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The best of Plymouth

 Plymouth Book of Wonder [PDF, 8MB]

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Getting to Plymouth

  • We are only three hours from London by train, less than an hour from Exeter and two hours from Bristol international airports, as well as being a major port with Brittany Ferries offering passenger and freight services to Roscoff in France and Santander in Northern Spain.

Getting around Plymouth

Schools in Plymouth