News & Events

Here you will find the latest information on news, archived press releases, statements from our Chief Executive, presentations and events as well as our corporate communications contacts.

Prestigious law firm moves to new premises at Sutton Harbour

A long-standing business based in Sutton Harbour has moved into a prime new location on Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront.

Thomas Miller Law (TM Law), formerly Davies Johnson, has been a tenant of Sutton Harbour Holdings plc for more than 20 years, with its Plymouth offices based in Sutton Harbour. The company has recently relocated into purpose-built new office facilities at North Quay House, in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, enjoying stunning views over Sutton Harbour Marina and out into the iconic Plymouth Sound

The law firm’s new location measures 4,028 square feet, which is more than double the size of its former office at Old Harbour Office on Guy’s Quay,

Charles Patterson, (left) Legal Director at Thomas Miller Law outside their new offices at North Quay House, Sutton Harbour with Mark Slade of Bruton Knowles, Plymouth.

Charles Patterson, (left) Legal Director at Thomas Miller Law outside their new offices at North Quay House, Sutton Harbour with Mark Slade of Bruton Knowles, Plymouth.

Charles Patterson, Legal Director at TM Law, said: “Sutton Harbour is one of the most sought after business areas in Plymouth and it’s such a pleasant place to be, so we didn’t want to move out of the area.

“North Quay House is in very spectacular surroundings, with cafes and restaurants nearby. Everyone is so impressed with the new office, and our higher location means we have a better view out across the water – it’s such a fantastic setting.

“We are now settled in. Everyone in the office enjoys the new open plan layout; we all had individual offices before and, although it’s certainly different, it’s working well. The purpose of a larger office is to realise the strong desire to grow our business further.”

TM Law is an international firm of shipping, transport and commercial solicitors which provides legal services to its clients from its five offices in the UK, Australia and Geneva.

TM Law is proud of its Plymouth presence and works on behalf of ship owners, charterers, ferry and cruise operators, marine trades and ports and terminals in the South West and across the world.

Mark Slade of Bruton Knowles, the letting agents for Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, said: “We are delighted that TM Law decided to stay in Sutton Harbour and take advantage of one of the larger office spaces available in one of the fantastic, purpose-built commercial buildings on the waterfront.

“North Quay House is in an ideal setting, in close proximity to cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as to the city centre, and with spectacular views across the marina that really can’t be beaten.”

North Quay House is part of Plymouth’s waterfront business district, which also includes East Quay House and Pinnacle Quay, and is owned by Sutton Harbour Holdings plc and managed by Bruton Knowles on SHH plc’s behalf.

North Quay House is also home to major South West businesses such as PFK Francis Clark and Beers Solicitors.

To find out more about commercial letting opportunities in Sutton Harbour, contact Bruton Knowles directly on 01752 936101.

Charles Patterson, (left) Legal Director at Thomas Miller Law in their new offices in North Quay House, Sutton Harbour with Mark Slade of Bruton Knowles, Plymouth.

Charles Patterson, (left) Legal Director at Thomas Miller Law in their new offices in North Quay House, Sutton Harbour with Mark Slade of Bruton Knowles, Plymouth.

Temporary Walkway across Sutton Harbour

Fences are up, metal plates have been installed and signs are now in place for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour Lock while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repairs.

Council staff have been working with Sutton Harbour Holdings plc on a temporary solution to help people get from A to B across a stretch of water that’s used by yachts and fishing boats coming in and out of the harbour.

(more…)

Web design company celebrates ongoing success after relocating to new offices

PL1 Web DesignGrowing business PL1 Web Design has gone from strength to strength after relocating to larger premises based within the commercial City Quarter of Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour.

The independent web design and digital marketing company moved to an office in Bretonside bordering Sutton Harbour, based in a property managed by Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, in late 2017 in order to facilitate the ongoing expansion of the company as it had outgrown its old premises. After a lengthy refurbishment, they opened doors early 2018.

(more…)

Sutton Harbour Footbridge

Work to repair the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge is progressing and it is anticipated the bridge could be ready to reopen during the autumn.

An agreement was reached in December 2017 between Plymouth City Council, the Environment Agency and Sutton Harbour Holdings plc to repair the custom-built footbridge, which crosses Sutton Lock, and these repairs are being commissioned by Plymouth City Council. (more…)

Harbour Directions Public Notice

Harbour Directions – Consultation

Sutton Harbour Company, as a Statutory Harbour Authority, was designated with powers of Harbour Direction on 6 April 2015. Following this designation Sutton Harbour Company proposes to introduce new Harbour Directions, because current byelaws, whilst relevant, are inadequate for the traffic using the Harbour.

(more…)

Agreement brokered by Council leader and local MP for repairs to Sutton Harbour Footbridge

Sutton Harbour Street Bridge

An agreement has been brokered between Plymouth City Council, the Environment Agency and Sutton Harbour Holdings plc for repairs to enable the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge to re-open.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Bowyer and MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Luke Pollard brokered the agreement between Sutton Harbour Holdings plc and the Environment Agency to repair the custom-built footbridge, which connects the Barbican Quarter with the Fishing Quarter of Sutton Harbour where the National Marine Aquarium and Rockfish restaurant are based. (more…)

Sutton Harbour Footbridge

Sutton Harbour Holdings plc is calling for the Environment Agency to meet its contractual obligations in supporting necessary repairs to the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge, in a bid to bring the bridge back into use more quickly for the benefit of local businesses.

The custom-built footbridge installed 23 years ago crosses Sutton Lock in Plymouth and is an integral part of the lock system, which is designed to prevent any flooding in the Sutton Harbour, Barbican, Coxside and Bretonside areas of the city.

(more…)

Repairs to be planned for Sutton Harbour footbridge

Sutton Harbour footbridge

Engineers appointed by the Environment Agency have determined the cause of the failure of the Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge – enabling the next step of planning a timetable for repairs to get underway.

(more…)

Preliminary results for the year ended 31st March 2017

Corporate

Sutton Harbour Holdings plc (“Sutton Harbour”, “the Company”), the AIM listed waterfront regeneration and destination specialist, announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2017.

Highlights

  • Heads of terms signed with major contractor/developer for the Sugar House (East Quays) site
  • DfT Report on Plymouth Airport supportive of Company position that former airport site cannot deliver viable commercial air services
  • Submission of representations to the public consultation of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan in respect of the former airport site and Sutton Harbour area
  • Record year for Plymouth Fisheries Hub: £19.7m fish throughput value

Financial

  • Solid performance across trading activities
  • Adjusted profit before tax* £0.331m (2016: £0.410m)
  • Net financing costs down 9.5% to £0.96m (2016: £1.06m)
  • Net Assets £40.1m (2016: £40.9m)
  • Year-end net debt £22.5m (2016: £22.2m)

Full results can be viewed here

Summer ferry service for Sutton Harbour

A water ferry will operate in Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour this summer to link the historic Barbican Quarter with the Fishing Quarter whilst the pedestrian footbridge is closed for essential repairs.

(more…)