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.

You will find a Nudger in the building Tuesday to Saturday 11-5pm, keep reading to find out who the great businesses are! #lovesmallbiz

Who has a patch?

Jabulani Diversity Business Incubator moved into the Plot in June 2020 and opened an international food court filled with far flung cuisine in September 2020. You will find Plymouth Jollof Kitchen serving a Nigerian spicy treat , Elsie’s Habesha brings food straight from Eritrean & Ethiopia, Jabulani coffee bar serving beans from Rhwanda and the Buddha Hut, a CDB oil coffee and smoothie bar.

Open to sit in or takeaway Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-6pm.

Mountain Bike Collective a CIC that use mountain biking to improve outcomes for people across Plymouth. Sessions are run for adults and young people 8-17, they are passionate about how maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can lead to positive future outcomes. They moved in August 2020 and run rides every Sunday locally and on the moors. Drop them an email to find out about sessions at and check out their Facebook page.

Plymouth Energy Community a charity and social enterprise made up of members who want a better future for our community and planet. They advise people on how to be more energy efficient and save money when heating your home. PEC moved their curtain bank into a shed in October 2020. They share the space with Art & Energy who are an artist collective who talk about climate change in different and interactive ways. Currently they are making 20,000 milk bottle moths to take to Glasgow for COP26 – help be part of it here.

Plymouth Hope is a charity who promote social inclusion and raises awareness of different racial groups in Plymouth. They do this through sport, youth clubs and adult support groups. They work closely with schools and during Covid 19 they helped refugees and asylum seekers stay connected and get online. They moved into The Plot in December 2020, their office is a great base for drop ins and even have a table tennis club on Wednesdays. Check out the Hope festival coming up on August 14th here.

Omnium Radio is an inclusive radio station that gives everyone the opportunity to be involved and learn radio, no matter your abilities. They have a studio in The Plot that runs a range of different shows over the week from dance, rock, classics, live local music and a talk it out show. Something for everyone and they love requests! Omnium also run a music hub and cafe in The Clipper up the road. Drop in for lunch!

The Studio Kitchen – Artist on furlough Carmen Wong is a food researcher and a curiously hungry nomad. It’s also the home of Jar Squad, who offer regular assemblies where you can join in on jam making and food conversations that promote circular systems of food production, preservation, and communal abundance. Have a read of their jar squad currency when you pop in.

The Care Nest is a safe and confidential trauma-sensitive therapy practice for adults, providing one-to-one sessions using a combination of life coaching, mindfulness, and body-mind integration practices. Book a session with Helen through Facebook or emailing

Plymouth Parkour you may have seen jumping off buildings around Plymouth. They run sessions for youth and adults out and around Plymouth, they moved their office into the Plot in February 2021. Book a session with them through Facebook.

Creative Curiosities SW offer blended Creative, Therapeutic and Adventurous Activities to neurodivergent children and young people. We aim to reduce social isolation and exclusion from education and employment, and are working towards the creation of a neurodiverse theatre and music production company. Stay up to date on their Facebook.

Smarta Reductions work with businesses especially small businesses to get them the best deal on utilities like electric and wifi. If Joedy or Alice can’t save you at least 10% on at least one service they will take you out to lunch! Get in touch here or email

The Sheep Shed is run by artist Mary Toon, who specialises in producing handmade felt artwork. Mary has volunteered for Stonehouse Action and later Nudge for over 6 years, she decided to take the leap into having her own studio shed earlier this year. Mary is a member of Drawn to the Valley network and has made some beautiful unique signs for Plot tenants. You be sure to find the most quirky gifts in Plymouth with her. Pop in to see her vibrant shed or get in touch for a commission

Buddha Hut is Plymouths first CDB oil coffee shop and dispensary. Run by local lad Joe Lawrence, the shed shop sells CBD and hemp products made locally and pick up a yummy smoothie from the food court at the back! Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Follow them here.

The Love Shack is a collaboration between funky fashion brand MINSKI and the future now community interest company- Free Radical Creations. We are a creative hub and marketplace and aim to be a source of inspiration for anyone who walks in. Pick up unique handmade tee’s, hoodies, bucket hats and cool multiverse prints. Tom and Nina would love to show you around their shed.

Pop Ups and events

Thursday 14 October 2-7pm – Find out about the new Health and Wellbeing building planned near us.

Black History Month:

Winter market

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 Plot, give us a wave or drop us an email at to discuss renting!

We are currently looking for people to rent a table pop up one day a week to sell. Get in touch if you want to try it out, it’s only a tenner for the day! #joinus