The Plot is an alternative shopping arcade that keeps growing. This building is bringing new activity and opportunities into our community and creating a link for local residents living behind on to Union Street.

Inspired by allotments, we are renting out the space patch by patch to local businesses and individuals who want to grow a great idea that benefits our community and the street.

We have taken on this building because it was moving from one use to another without getting the care it needed. We spent a lot of time clearing, scrubbing, repairing years of neglect to make it somewhere on the street that is a great place to be.

Who has a patch?

Diversity Business Incubator is moved in back in June 2020. They have created Jabulani, an international food court filled with far flung cuisine. Come along to try out Try Thai, west African food from Plymouth Jollof Kitchen, Eritrean & Ethiopian food from Elsie’s Habesha Cuisine.

Opening hours during lockdown – Plymouth Jollof Kitchen Mon-Sat 1-6pm for takeaway & delivery.

Mountain Bike Collective is a CIC that use mountain biking to improve outcomes for people across Plymouth. Sessions are run for adults and young people 8-17 currently on Dartmoor, they are passionate about how maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can lead to positive future outcomes. They are setting up their bikeshed in the Plot since August 2020. Drop them an email to find out about sessions at

Plymouth Energy Community is a charity and social enterprise made up of members who want a better future for our community and planet. They have moved their curtain bank into a shed at the start of October 2020, more to come soon on when they will set up shop.

Plymouth Hope is a football charity who work with refugees and asylum seekers. They run after school homework and football clubs, work with schools across the city and during this 2020 started a device/ wifi scheme to help get families they work with online. The Plot will be their new base to run sessions and for their users to drop in.

Omnium Radio is an inclusive radio station that gives everyone the opportunity of being involved in radio, no matter your abilities. They have a studio in The Plot that runs alongside their music hub and cafe in The Clipper up the road. They have shows to suit everyone, have a listen and pick up lunch!

Pop Ups

Plot 34 – Plymouth University moved into the greenhouse in February 2020 for 2 months with a health tech pop up, exploring how technology can help people live healthily independently, cope with loneliness and support long term health conditions. People enjoyed a virtual reality spa where you can choose to float in a hammock for 15 mins and used gadgets or tried out the mechanical cats. Read more here.

Interested in joining?

We always have a Nudger in the greenhouse, give us a wave or drop us an email at to discuss renting! #joinus