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The Strand (Debenhams)

Find out more about the work we are doing to regenerate the Debenhams building in Torquay.

The Strand and harbourside in Torquay are one of the key locations in the town centre, and it is important that this area is seen as an attractive location.

We bought 12-14 The Strand in May 2020 as part of our plans to regenerate Torquay’s town centre and help boost the local economy.

Ideas for the building include:

  • knocking down the existing building
  • rebuild with smaller commercial units on the ground floor with residential apartments above


The Towns Fund of £2 million will go towards the full cost of the project.

Project benefits

The long-term vision for the site is to create a space that:

  • Is the vibrant place to go
  • Is high-quality and modern
  • Offers employment opportunities
  • Provides new town centre living opportunities

The future redevelopment will also complement, and enhance wider public realm works.

Project timeline

Public consultation on the proposals will take place between 26 April and 5 May 2022.

A planning application will be submitted from late May onwards, with a decision expected in the autumn.

Organisations working on the project

  • Torbay Council
  • TDA
  • Kay Elliot Architects

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