The Road to Mayflower

The Road to Mayflower

The Road to Mayflower

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

Plymouth’s local construction and built environment professionals have been keen to play their part in helping the city prepare for the Mayflower400 commemorations. Over the past three years led by the Building Plymouth partnership, there has been extensive planning and engagement to ‘get on board’ for a construction industry volunteering-led Mayflower400 ‘Adopt a Street’ project, known as ‘The Road to Mayflower’.

Our Vision: To leave a lasting legacy for Mayflower400 by transforming the welcome experience at Marsh Mills Roundabout and along Embankment Road, in order to deliver a world-class visitor impression for Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City.

In response to the Mayflower400 ‘Adopt a Street’ campaign, as a team of committed volunteers, we want to positively impact on people’s perception of our city and leave a lasting legacy for 2020.

Our objectives align with the aims of Plymouth’s specific Mayflower400 goals:

Improve the welcome for visitors entering the city from the A38 and travelling along the key gateway route, the A374
Catalyse improvements to physical space and experience, transforming residents and visitors’ experience of Plymouth
Facilitate residents’ engagement including the local business community, leisure users, people living on or around the street, people looking to get into work and raising aspirations with young people
Enhance Plymouth’s perception through showcasing our history and heritage of discovery
Leave a lasting and sustainable legacy with opportunities for ongoing development
Instil civic pride in our residents, children and young people
Enhance the image of construction and the built environment industry

Despite the impact of the pandemic which delayed delivery by a year, we are determined to ensure our legacy projects for Plymouth are completed during 2021.

This project is endorsed by Destination Plymouth, Mayflower400 and Plymouth City Council.