The Dome, one of Plymouth’s waterfront landmarks is to be advertised as a commercial opportunity.
The centre, which overlooks Tinside and has incredible views across Plymouth Sound, has been closed for four years, but the council hopes to find a tenant who can make the most of the building and its location. It has appointed King Sturge to market the Dome on a leasehold basis.
The centre opened in 1989 and was designed as an interpretation centre, incorporating a walk-through exhibition exploring Plymouth’s history.
It is estimated that around 2,329,000 visitors walked through its doors. However, the Dome cost the council £200,000 a year to run and a decision was taken to close it.
Since its closure, the Council has considered a number of options for the Dome and explored a number of schemes with interested parties, including an application to turn it into a restaurant.