Heavily landscaped and boasting outstanding views across Dartmoor and Plymouth Sound, the futuristic offices are on the market at £5m or are available to let on a floor by floor basis.
Steve Lipfriend of Colliers International said the landmark building – designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw - boasted excellent communications by land and sea and made an ideal company headquarters and production centre.
He said: “You simply can’t miss the Ship if you are heading for Plymouth from the north. The unique design provides for production areas in the “stern”, which is set on rock
foundations to provide extra strength.
“The offices are in the “bow”, with the distinct concave glazed walls maximising views over Dartmoor while the boardroom and observational gallery are housed in “the tower”.
“It is one of the most distinctive office buildings in the South West bar none.
The office building was completed in 1993 and has won a clutch of design awards including the Royal Institution of British Architect Award in 1994.
Plant and equipment have been removed from the main production areas leaving clear span areas with separate access and ceiling heights of up to eight metres.
Mike Oldrieve of Vickery Holman said: “As you would expect the offices are fitted out to a modern standard, largely open plan with raised floors, suspended ceilings with category II recessed lighting and full air conditioning throughout. There is also an excellent level of parking with 244 spaces on site.”
Mike continued: “Derriford will be the epicentre of change and investment in the Plymouth area over the next 10 years. Further development in the area around the Ship is envisaged offering up to 300,000 sq ft of retail space.
“Whatever businesses are attracted by the next stage of development, the Ship will maintain a very high profile on Plymouth’s business scene.”
The Ship is potentially suitable for a variety of uses (subject to planning). Its proximity to the Derriford Hospital may particularly appeal to those companies in the medical sector.
The Ship is just off the A386 Tavistock Road main arterial route into Plymouth City Centre and is just five minutes from the A38 Devon Expressway which provides a direct link to Exeter and Bristol via the M5 and Cornwall to the west.