Pembroke Estate Management Board Ltd


Thank you for visiting our website. We are a unique resident led, not for profit company, the only one of its kind in the south west. Established in 1994, Pembroke EMB gained national recognition for regenerating the Pembroke Street estate in Plymouth and for laying the foundations for large scale area regeneration across the wider Devonport neighbourhood.

Once classed as the most deprived neighbourhood in the country according to Government statistics (Index of Multiple Deprivation), Devonport is now a thriving neighbourhood once more and a popular place to live and work.

Our primary purpose is to manage the housing on the Pembroke Street housing estate, carrying out all aspects of management and maintenance. We also have a strong commitment to work with the wider community to develop and deliver a wide range of projects and services.

The company originally began as a residents campaigning group in the 1980’s and secured major Government funding in the 1990’s to completely redesign and refurbish the Pembroke Street estate. Residents led in all aspects of the design process which pioneered new approaches to community led regeneration and ‘safer by design’ principles.

The residents also went much further by working in partnership with other organisations to develop ground breaking training and employment initiatives, public art projects and youth work.

More information about the evolution of the EMB can be found within the ‘The Story of the EMB’ section which includes links to further information.

Please browse the rest of the site to find out more about what we do.

If you are a resident of Pembroke Street, please visit our Residents’ Page where you can find information on almost anything to support you with daily living on Pembroke Street.    

Pembroke Estate Management Board Ltd

102 Pembroke Street

 Tel: 01752 607277 

Latest News

Mt Wise Neighbourhood Centre

Mt Wise Neighbourhood Centre is now no longer being run by the Pembroke EMB. Zebra Collective have now taken over the building and will be running various community activities and events from there. The Pembroke EMB will be running community events and activities from...

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Awards 4 All

Great news to report. The EMB application for National Lottery funding has been successful. A grant of £19,880 has been awarded to pay for new activities to run from the new Community Rooms. The funding application was submitted after the EMB consulted over what local...

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30th Anniversary Celebrations

30th Anniversary Celebrations

In June, the EMB will be turning 30. Pembroke Street and the wider neighbourhood has changed dramatically since the early 1990’s when Pembroke Street residents first came together to campaign for improvements to their estate, which led into a wider regeneration of...

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