Hi, I’m Greg Lumley, Centre Director at Drake Circus.
For the past seven years I’ve had the pleasure of managing Drake Circus. During my time here, I’ve witnessed Drake Circus become the retail & leisure destination it is today, welcoming fantastic new brands to the city for the first-time including Joules, Jack Wills, Apple and Bill’s amongst others opening in the centre. Popular with shoppers and diners, the centre is a showcase for British Land’s intelligent place making. It’s a place people prefer, no matter what they enjoy doing - a place with customers and community at its heart.
My family and I fell in love with the region very quickly and moved to Dartmoor, where we regularly walk our dogs. We enjoy the extensive surfing of the North Cornwall Coast and the city life Plymouth has to offer with the waterfront, theatre and restaurants being particular favourites.
The great outdoors of Devon has encouraged me to take up running - I have completed the Plymouth Half Marathon on multiple occasions and now also regularly cycle the 20 miles to work.
During my time here I have been delighted to be able to work on the Board of both the City BID and Growth Board and work on wider city initiatives. We have also built a strong local relationship, working with the exceptional talent Plymouth has to offer with TR2 to create our summer flower scheme as well as various initiatives with Plymouth College of Art and City College.
The future looks bright for Drake Circus! The leisure scheme at Bretonside is due to open later this year; my team and I are enthusiastic to be involved in this new and exciting chapter. We look forward to continuing to evolve with the centre’s positive steps, and with the community it serves.