Road to Mayflower shortlisted for award

The Road to Mayflower team, which has worked so relentlessly to deliver a series of stunning installations along one of the main entrance routes to Plymouth, is thrilled to have been shortlisted in this year’s Western Morning News business awards.

The Road to Mayflower Company is one of three finalists in the category – South West’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award, along with Plymouth Argyle FC and Argyle Community Trust, and local business Total Energy Solutions.

The Road to Mayflower – volunteers one and all

Plymouth’s local construction and built environment professionals were keen to play their part in helping our city prepare for the Mayflower400 commemorations in 2020.
Despite the unprecedented events of the last eighteen months work has continued against the odds and over the past four years, led by the Building Plymouth partnership, the extensive planning, engagement and delivery of the construction industry volunteering-led Mayflower400 ‘Adopt a Street’ project, known as ‘The Road to Mayflower’ has been completed and received many plaudits.

The vision for The Road to Mayflower

The team wanted to leave a lasting legacy for Mayflower400 by transforming the welcome experience at Marsh Mills Roundabout and along Embankment Road, to deliver a world-class visitor impression for Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City and enhance local people’s everyday experience of this major routeway.
A team of committed volunteers, everyone was inspired to positively impact on people’s perception of our city and leave a lasting legacy for 2020 and beyond.

The Road to Mayflower – three stunning projects

The Mayflower Forest
The flagship project of The Road to Mayflower saw a revitalisation of Marsh Mills Roundabout as the green gateway to our city with the planting of over 1000 silver birch trees, the installation of an artistic dry riverbed and a wildflower meadow, full of colourful blooms.

The Polish Bridge Art
Plymouth is twinned with Gdynia in Poland. One local reference to this was the once vibrant floral folk art on the Polish Bridge on Gdynia Way. Needing re-energising the team set about a refurbishment project that would revive the bridge’s symbolism in a new way to celebrate the coexistence of the two communities in Plymouth: the Poles and the British.

Welcome to Plymouth Art Panels
The aim was to transform the Embankment Road visitor experience through the installation of a series of vibrant art panels designed by children and young people from across the city which focused on the theme of ‘Discovery – telling Plymouth’s history and heritage over the past 400 years.’
Twenty eight schools signed up to be part of this inspiring and informative project which tells the history and heritage of our city using a wide range of themes.

Read more about all of these stunning projects here

The results of the awards will be announced on Thursday 7 October – good luck everyone!