The Road to Mayflower

The Road to Mayflower

Get Involved

Interested in getting involved with our The Road to Mayflower project? There are several ways you can help:

Donate to our Mayflower Forest project

We’re planning on transforming Marsh Mills roundabout by planting an amazing 1,000 silver birch trees as well as using local stone to create a stunning, artistic dry riverbed.

To do this we need your help – we’re looking for 400 businesses to donate just £100 to our Crowdfunder.

To donate, visit our Mayflower Forest Crowdfunder.

Other ways to get involved:

- Commit CSR time to help us shape and deliver projects
- Sponsorship of specific projects
- Donation of materials
- Support our school and community engagement activities
- Promote our project and help to make connections with networks / organisations who can help us
- Highlight funding opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities

- R2M Gold Sponsor – £10k
- R2M Silver Sponsor – £5k
- R2M Bronze Sponsor – £2k
- R2M Friend – Investing in a specific project for £100 – £500
- R2M Donor – Gifting time, materials and/or equipment

Want to find out more? Contact Emma Hewitt on 01752 308751 / 07825 263742 or emailing Emma Hewitt

Follow us on social media – Twitter and Facebook #roadtomayflower #mayflowerforest

Please download our Sponsorship and Commercial Opportunties brochure to find out more on how you get involved.

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Road to Mayflower Team

Led in partnership by Building Plymouth, The Road to Mayflower team is made up of several leading professionals from the following organisations:

- Currie & Brown
- Elixel
- Hoare Lea
- Illuminate
- Kier
- Plymouth College of Art
- Stride Treglown
- Womble Bond Dickinson
- YGS Landscapes

Donate to our Mayflower Forest – deadline Weds 18 September at midday

Donate at our Crowdfunding page – thank you for donating to this wonderful cause.

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Road to Mayflower - Projects

Building The Mayflower Forest

As the flagship of the Road to Mayflower project, we’re looking to deliver a new landscape design to revitalise Marsh Mills as a green gateway transforming the visitors’ arrival experience as well as to deliver significant environmental benefits.

Over 1000 trees will be planted to form the Forest and an artistic dry riverbed will be created using local stone, as a reference to the American landscape that the Pilgrims discovered. This will tie in with the Native Americans that used birch trees to make their canoes and shelters.

Donate to our Mayflower Forest

Donate at our Crowdfunding page – thank you for donating to this wonderful cause.

Other projects for Road to Mayflower

Illuminating the Plymouth Slope

The iconic Ski Slope was illuminated for the first time at our The Road to Mayflower launch event. Consequently we are planning to illuminate the ski slope for key commemorative periods throughout 2019 and 2020.

Art Panels

Embankment Road will be bursting into colour with the installation of a series of vibrant art panels. We aim to connect the road to the city’s rich heritage by engaging with the young people of Plymouth to create stunning art, which will provide a warm welcome to visitors. We’d like to thank GWR and Network Rail for their support of the Embankment Road panels.

Bridge Art

The flowers decorating Gdynia Bridge are well-known throughout the city but have faded over the years. The Road to Mayflower team will look to refurbish Gdynia Bridge and refresh the flowers. As Plymouth is twinned with Gdynia in Poland, it’s a great way to celebrate the two communities living together in the city and the team has been working with the local Saturday Polish School to help with the transformation.

Art Park

Blagdon Meadows’ 3.8 hectares of reclaimed grassland is the perfect location for a pop-up art display. It’s a prime urban location to experience artistic, digital and sculptural temporary installations whilst enjoying the natural environment of the River Plym estuary and its everchanging bird population. The team is also planning to give students the opportunity to learn construction skills as part of the installation.

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The Road to Mayflower

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

How the construction industry is going to mark Mayflower 400

To commemorate, Plymouth’s construction industry, working through the Building Plymouth partnership, has officially launched their ‘Adopt a Street’ project – The Road to Mayflower.

Download our Sponsorship and Commercial Opportunities brochure to find out more on how you can get involved.

Road to Mayflower – the project

The hard-working volunteers of the Road to Mayflower project aim to transform the appearance of Embankment Road focusing on arrival and departure at Marsh Mills Roundabout, including Gdynia Way and through to Cattedown roundabout. In addition, we hope to encourage the local community to use the new and improved user-friendly space more. With some great plans in place, we hope that this will help to positively impact on people’s perception of our city, leave a lasting legacy, inject civic pride amongst our residents and young people, and enhance the image of construction.

Donate to our Road to Mayflower Mayflower Forest Campaign – Deadline midday, 18th September

Donate at our Crowdfunding page – thank you for donating to this wonderful cause.

Our Crowdfunder ends on Wednesday 18th September at midday so be sure to get donating!