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The Strand: Harbour Public Realm

Find out more about the work we are doing to regenerate The Strand and Harbourside in Torquay.

How The Strand on Torquay Harbour will look after the regeneration.

The Strand is one of the best urban public spaces in the Bay. It’s the part of Torquay that most residents and visitors know. 

The community has been working with us since 2018 to help us develop the plans. Together we have turned a vision into reality.

Project summary

Creating a space that is:

  • Well-connected
  • The vibrant place to go
  • High quality
  • Modern

We will do this by:

Minimising traffic on The Strand

  • Right bus turn at the bottom of Fleet Walk
  • Replacing roundabout junction incorporating the Clock Tower into the public realm
  • Relocating taxi rank and loading bays to the northern side

Increasing and enhancing pedestrian areas

  • Widening of pedestrian routes to make room for more dining, seating and planted areas
  • New high quality surface material, feature lighting and street furniture

Improved connectivity

  • Segregated cycle path
  • Public transport hub
  • Wayfinding and interactive boards

Cultural activation

  • Space for events such as food festivals and music events
  • Agatha Christie arts commission


£2.2million of Town Deal funds has been allocated to this project.

Project timeline

This video explains how we have turned a vision into a reality and what The Strand will look like in the future.

Works programme

Once the work start, we will let you know in more detail what is happening during each phase of the project.

We are currently inviting tender applications for contractors to carry out the works. We will be looking to award the contract in the spring / early summer of 2022.

Organisations working on the project

  • Torbay Council
  • TDA
  • Torbay Culture

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