Taunton Rail Station Enhancements


Taunton Rail Station Enhancements There has already been significant growth in rail patronage at Taunton over the last decade, and this is set to continue as the town expands. This scheme enhances the station and expands its facilities, to make it a gateway to Taunton, and to complement the regeneration of the town centre and […]

Exeter Science Park Grow On Buildings


12104 – ESP Grow On Building -Rendered Elevation Feb 2016 LRThe project will be based at the Exeter Science Park identified as a LEP transformational opportunity and strategic priority for all the shareholders. The project will provide two new grow on office/lab buildings within the Science Park, building on previous LEP investment within the Science […]

Growth Hub


Started: March 2016 The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is a Service for All contract which has been awarded to south west business support provider Serco. The Growth Hub launched in March 2016 and is available for all businesses, whatever size or sector, in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. The aim of the new […]

Plymouth Northern Corridor Traffic Signals


The Northern Corridor Junction Improvements is a five year programme of schemes to upgrade the traffic signal controlled junctions on the A386 corridor in Plymouth.  The first phase of the five year programme involves three junctions south of the A386 Manadon Interchange. At the Weston Park Road junction the scheme will realign the northbound approach, […]

South West Rural Productivity Commission


South West Rural Productivity Commission Report – the Next Steps for SW LEPs Building on the work of the Great South West partnership, four South West LEPs – Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Heart of the South West and Swindon and Wiltshire – commissioned an independent enquiry to identify opportunities to stimulate rural productivity […]

Enterprise Adviser Network


The Enterprise Adviser Network connects local business leaders with schools, helping to motivate and inspire young people. The project supports young people in making choices about their future career, helping to shape and influence their employment plans. Schools are matched with an employer for at least a year – these volunteer Enterprise Advisers work strategically […]

Torbay Western Corridor Capacity Improvements


The scheme provides capacity improvements on the section of the A3022 (to the west of Paignton) from Churscombe Cross in the north to Windy Corner in the south. The projects includes road widening with additional lanes, creating 2 lane dual carriageway where possible, increasing junction capacity, provision for off road cycling, enhanced pedestrian route, and […]



Capital build to create new Marine Enterprise Zone at Southyard, Plymouth. Oceansgate is the first exclusively marine Enterprise Zone in the country, and part of the Heart of the South West LEP’s portfolio of three nationally designated enterprise zones. Oceansgate is attracting commercial attention from businesses across the UK keen to move into the new […]

DC Homes, Bridgwater


New fully serviced hotel, including two ground floor commercial units and a stand-alone roof top restaurant at Eastover in Bridgwater. In April 2016, developer DC Hotels (Bridgwater) Ltd signed a franchise agreement with ACCOR Hotel Group for a ‘MERCURE’ branded hotel to occupy the development. The new hotel will have 100+-bedrooms with destination restaurant, bar, […]

Flood Action Plan


This project is Phase 2 of the Somerset Levels and Moors 20 Year Flood Action Plan and consists of a package of measures to reduce the duration, depth and frequency of flooding on the Somerset Levels and Moors. This will safeguard houses, commercial premises, communities and infrastructure and increase business confidence, contributing to the creation […]