£150M scheme planned for Bournemouth

Vania Goncalves 24 Oct 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Bournemouth Development Company plans to construct a £150M mixed-used development on the former Winter Gardens site in Bournemouth.

The project will include the construction of 400 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. It will also include restaurant, leisure and retail space combined with new parking facilities and public realm.

Cllr John Beesley, leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “The Winter Gardens site is a key town centre location that has been waiting for rejuvenation for many years. There is a need for a comprehensive redevelopment of the car park to provide quality homes, boost economic activity and be an onward catalyst for growth.

“The Winter Gardens project will be the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the town. Like any development of this scale, it will take a number of years to complete and is likely to be delivered in four distinct phases to ensure the project captures market demand.”

The Bournemouth Development Company is a public-private partnership between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments, delivering the Council’s long-term ‘Town Centre Vision’ to redevelop Council-owned land.

Bournemouth Development Company director Duncan Johnston said: “We’re thrilled to be taking forward a mixed-use scheme for Winter Gardens that will help to deliver the Town Centre Vision. The scheme has real potential to lift the quality of the urban environment and deliver sustainable, holistic regeneration alongside other town centre developments taking place.”

Proposals for the development were publicly exhibited last week at the Hilton hotel in order to inform a full planning application expected to be submitted early in 2017. Bournemouth Council’s cabinet approved a site development plan in October 2015.

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