Fresh food in fresh surroundings at Devonport Live

People can now enjoy a bite to eat and a drink in a local community café which has been given a fresh new look thanks to PCH and our contractors Mitie.

Devonport Live is a bustling café and when we started work on the buildings along George Street, we wanted to make sure that local people have a café to be proud of, as a thank you for the inconvenience of having scaffolding up for the past few weeks.  

PCH appointed contractors Mitie to carry out the work on the buildings here and we’ve been painting the front and back of the buildings as well as carrying out work in the stairwells.

Sarah Brown, Community Manager of Devonport Live said: “When the scaffolding went up I was a bit worried that people wouldn’t think we’d be open but PCH and Mitie have been fantastic.

“They offered to come in and decorate the café for free to say thank you for being patient while the scaffolding is up and I think they’ve done a lovely job – our customers have all commented on how nice it looks which for us is just the icing on the cake.”

Daniel Muxlow, Contract Works Supervisor said: “The work which has been carried out looks great and has given the café and the surrounding area a fresh appearance. The residents of the flats and shops have been extremely helpful despite some minor delays.

“We’ve been really taken aback by how close the community are and by the great work Devonport Live is doing in the area. Both Mitie and PCH are very happy and proud to have been involved with the work and to be able to give back to the community.”

Being the change in the community is Devonport Live’s slogan and means it’s the social conscience that sets this apart from other cafes as Sarah explains: “We work on a ‘Pay It Forward’ basis which is a story about a young boy who did three good deeds for others in need. In return, all that the child wanted was that they pass on the good deed to three other people and keep the cycle going.

“One good deed might not seem like much, but if everyone did something good for someone else, then the cycle of generosity and kindness can spark us to become better people. We’ve adopted this idea – customers can choose to pay a little bit extra for their own meal, enabling someone else to have a coffee or meal that may not have been able to afford it at the time.”

To find out more or what events are happening then check out the Devonport Live website.