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Intercity Place


Intercity Place is a 11 storey building at Plymouth railway station, the main rail station in Plymouth, Devon. The building was previously called Intercity House and was used as an office building.

Intercity Place has 11 stories and is 47.2 m high and is one of the tallest buildings in Plymouth.

In 2019 the University of Plymouth unveiled plans to renovate the building and convert it into a new teaching building, renaming it to Intercity Place in the process. The converted building will have 11 floors and an illuminated “halo” light beacon on top.

The repurposed building will provide a brand-new space to train and develop the next generation of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals from the School of Health Professions and School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Providing a wide range of teaching areas, study places, cafes, and social learning spaces, the building will provide students with Inter-professional clinical skills facilities where students will experience working alongside other healthcare practitioners just as they will in their future careers.

Working with Kier to produce a hoisting scheme which worked for serving the floor levels while the perimeter scaffolding was installed at 2m lift heights for the fitting of new cladding.  The Geda 1500Z/ZP ED platform allowed the loading of palletised materials and distributing them to all floors of the building.