£15.6 million in Government Funding for Appledore Clean Maritime Innovation Centre

Torridge District Council’s proposed Appledore Clean Maritime Innovation Centre at Middle Dock was given a massive boost this week with £15.6m of funding from the Levelling Up Fund issued by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The centre, which represents the largest ever amount of funding and project investment undertaken in Torridge has already received support from a range of globally innovative partners as well as government agencies such as the National Shipbuilding Office. The development will establish Torridge and wider northern Devon as a global-leading research and development destination for innovation in clean maritime technology and support industries.