Pontoons could be used for a range of community events, such as Plymouth Pirate Weekend and Seafood Festival, as well as to host live music concerts, floating film festivals, exercise classes such as yoga on the water, and live big screen showings of major sporting events. The pontoons and walkway would be similar to structures already used successfully for similar purposes at various other locations, including St Katharine Docks in London.
Philip Beinhaker, Executive Chairman of Sutton Harbour Group plc, said: “These pontoons and walkway represent an investment by Sutton Harbour Group to enhance and improve circulation and activity around Plymouth’s waterfront, making better use of the historic harbourside.
“The pontoons will create two new event spaces in water not being used as it is too shallow for mooring boats, and enable a range of activities to take place alongside the atmospheric quay which people can both take part in and enjoy watching from the harbourside. We would hope this can be approved by Plymouth City Council and achieved in time for the Mayflower 2020 year of events, when we expect to see an influx of visitors to the city and the waterfront.”
Two event pontoons would be installed in Sutton Harbour, one sited off Vauxhall Quay and one in the corner of the harbour near The Parade, with both connected by a floating walkway.