Sector: Public & Community

Devonport Column

Project Description

Devonport Column was constructed in 1824 to commemorate Plymouth Dock becoming the new town of Devonport. This Grade 1 Listed structure was on the Buildings at Risk register. Work to start on the 124ft column came after the Heritage Lottery agreed to grant funding worth £685,000.

The main focus on the restoration was to be able to provide a tourist attraction where the public can climb to the top and view the surrounding areas

Devonport Column is one of the city’s finest heritage buildings. Now fully restored and renovated thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant, the public can access the 124-foot viewing platform for the first time in more than 50 years, offering the finest views across the city, Dartmoor, Cornwall and the Sound