Sunken Gardens work starts as lights shine bright on new future

Torbay Weekly


Three key areas of Torquay are taking on a new summertime look.

Improvements ate Upton Park, Princess Gardens and Royal Terrace Gardens are progressing and now work has started on the Sunken Gardens at Princess Gardens on the seafront.

It comes after Torquay was awarded £21.9 million from the Government’s Towns Fund.  Accelerated funding of £750,000 has seen these three projects being delivered immediately as part of the first phase of the Town Investment Plan. The projects are being led by TDA and Torbay Council, with the works being delivered by SWISCo.

Earlier in the month, work started on the new Banjo path at Princess Gardens, and tree works and resurfacing of the football and netball courts at Upton Park also got underway. New festoon lighting at the Royal Terrace Gardens has been unveiled with installation work due to start.

The total development cost of the projects in the Town Investment Plan is an estimated £135 million.