Torquay Gateway is the area at the northern edge of the Torbay conurbation. It is a site for planned employment and residential development, reflecting the opportunity for synergy with the wider Devon economy.

The Torquay Gateway Scheme will unlock key development locations, enabling occupiers to capitalise on the benefits offered by the South Devon Highway of reduced journey times and improved journey time reliability. The scheme will provide more confidence to investors that access, both to the designated growth areas and to Torquay town centre, is dependable, aiding growth of existing businesses and encouraging new investment in commercial and residential development.

The scheme consists of the following improvements:

  • Rowcroft Cycle Link – Creation of an off-highway cycle link between Shiphay Lane and the rear of Torre Station adjacent to the rail line, emerging at Crownhill Rise.
  • Gallows Gate – Increasing capacity through provision of a left turn lane on the westbound approach.
  • Scott’s Bridge junction – Increasing capacity through provision of a left lane for northbound A3022 traffic.
  • Newton Road (Shiphay Lane to Lowes Bridge) – Improved capacity through widening to provide additional lanes on the junction approach; improvement of crossing facilities for both pedestrians and cyclists; extension of turning lanes; revision of public transport facilities.

Outputs:

The project will support 720 new jobs in a number of sectors including office, light industrial, and retail, and 743 additional dwellings

Total project cost £3.34m

Growth Deal funding £1.74m

Started on site: January 2016

Completion: October 2021