I doubt it, the civic centre will probably stay there another 50 years until it rots and falls down itself.
People in Plymouth don’t want nice shiny glass tower’s, they want to keep the ugly concrete cancer towers what makes Plymouth look a mess. I don't know why Plymouth People like to keep these towers I sure don't.
Much is going to happen to Plymouth in the next few years. The city very much missed the boat in the 1990's but this time around I get the feeling it is getting its act together.
The Civic Centre, I believe, is going to stay but with a major (and apparently quite exciting) revamp. An announcement is due this summer.
Drake Circus is due for completion this summer but regrettably was developed on a 15 year old design and I think will look out of date the day it opens. Many views from the outside are of forbidding walls and the whole scheme is too car orientated. See www.drakecircus.com.
There are a number of medium rise (14 story +) developments in the pipeline for the city centre as well as some other major redevelopment projects. This will add to the good work that has already been moving ahead around Sutton Harbour.
Plymouth is a dark horse so to speak, it's not up there with the big boys like Birmingham or Manchester and it's projects are not particularly high profile but there is actually quite a lot going on there. The last few times I've been there I've noticed some pretty significant changes, though none high-rise. Another two 18 floor buildings would make quite a difference to the city skyline.
Gothic your link to http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=4628 calls this the Drakes Circus tower. This site is currently called The Triangle and has indeed been sold and a tower approved (or so I understand). Drake Circus is another site about 300 metres away opposite the University Campus and next to the new Drake Circus Shopping Mall. Plans have not yet been released (I don't think) although I understand that a tower of some sort is planned for that site too and it is a joint venture one of the partners being P&O. P&O retained an option of the site when they agreed the Mall development.
I myself wanted to buy the Drake Circus site but I was too late.
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