The Ship “Spirit of Enterprise” celebrated its re-launch in December 2015. With a turnout of over 250 people, along with The Ship’s acclaimed architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Deputy Lieutenant Sir Richard Ibbotson and Lord Mayor Councillor Dr John Mahony, in celebration of the building’s future.
H I S T O R Y
Designed by visionary and acclaimed architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, (Eden Project biomes and Waterloo International Station) this iconic building became one of the regions most impressive sights. Built in 1993 on a 12 acre site it was home to The Daily Mail Group and its subsidiary local media titles. The Ship as the HQ became known, housed over 1700 employees at its peak, before The Daily Mail Group relocated in 2013.
Recognition from the British Construction Industry, the Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year and the Structural Steel Design contests, all in 1993, and the RIBA prize, 1994 reflected the quality of the design and build of this fine structure.
V I S I O N
After remaining empty for 2 years and with the threat of demolition, Burrington Estates stepped in to secure the buildings future in July 2015. With a track record for the sympathetic development of historic sites in the region, this entrepreneurial team are breathing new life back into what is set to once again become a major regional hub for business. It is their goal to allow this great building to come to life again and for it to genuinely reflect “The Sprit of Enterprise”.
COMMERCIAL AND OFFICE ACCOMMODATION
- Self-contained office for up to 200 people
- Light open plan area with individual offices
- Staff training room
- 24 hour access
- Dedicated parking
- Flexible rental terms
- Access to excellent facilities
Housed at the bow of The Ship, this self-contained open plan space incorporates 9 individual offices & a staff training room. Refurbishment of the offices will see the creation of a dedicated reception area, staff kitchenette, & bathrooms.
The scale of the windows & high levels of light create a superb working environment. Tenants of The Ship benefit from use of The Galley onsite café, serving hot & cold meals throughout the day. Discounted onsite gym membership is available through Adrenalin Leisure & with landscaped grounds to enjoy, this is a truly unique location for your business
- Self-contained commercial units
- Up to 23,194 sqft of space available
- Good site access for articulated vehicles
- Great transport links to A38 Devon Expressway
- Dedicated parking
- Flexible rental terms
- Connected services
Housed at the stern of The Ship, our unique commercial spaces, currently configured as warehousing, offices & workshops, lend themselves to a variety of business uses.
Made up of units 7, 8 & 9, and ranging in size from 3616 sqft to 15521 sqft, they are perfectly designed for warehousing, leisure or even quirky office opportunities!
All units benefit from natural light & independent access with unit 7 incorporating vehicle access.
Each unit can be let independently, or as a whole, totalling 23194 sqft, making this an incredibly flexible space.
Tenants of The Ship benefit from use of The Galley onsite café, serving hot & cold meals throughout the day. Discounted onsite gym membership is available through Adrenalin Leisure & with landscaped grounds to enjoy, this is a truly unique location for your business
With an abundance of well established trees, shrubs and wild flowers the area around The Ship is a wildlife haven. Nesting buzzards and butterflies add to the “rural” feel of this extensive area. Jogging tracks and footpaths link to Derriford Hospital and easily access other parts of the Science Park.
The main café at The Ship will be administered by “The Galley.’ This is managed by Amanda Russell, who is currently the owner of Bites, Plymouth, and has over 20 years experience in the industry. There will also be a café in Adrenalin which will be operated from the main Cafe. Hot food will be available in the main café and drinks and light lunch options will be available in the Adrenalin cafe.
Parking for tenants is available.
THRIVE HUB FACILITIES
A Thrive Hub is planned for the ground floor, which will generate enterprise space for up to 40 businesses through serviced offices, My Desk and drop in memberships, forming part of the growing www.thrive-hubs.com network in the UK.
Informal meeting pods
GET IN TOUCH
Contact us now to enquire about The Ship
The Ship, Plymouth
Its exceptional location puts you in the heart of Derriford, Plymouth’s growth area, in the International Medical and Technology Park. It makes an ideal base for individuals, start-ups and growing businesses, with a combination of top quality facilities and easy access to transport links.
Spirit of Enterprise,
Derriford Thrive Business Hub,
Plymouth International and Medical Park,
Telephone: 03333 445757