Bournemouth Development Company, a partnership between Bournemouth Council and Morgan Sindall Investments, has submitted a planning application for a £150m mixed-use project in Dorset, UK.
The project, known as Winter Gardens, will include the transformation of a 4.89-acre site to feature residential, restaurant, leisure and retail space with new parking facilities and public realm. The site is being used for car parking since the demolition of the concert hall in 2006.
Under the plans, Bournemouth Development Company will construct 352 homes, involving one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Most homes will feature balconies or terraces with broad views of the sea, coastline and conurbation.
The scheme will feature 225 public parking spaces in a new below-ground car park discretely located under a landscaped podium with 369 dedicated spaces for residents and visitors.
Additionally, the mixed-used project will include 356 secure, covered cycle spaces for residents and 36 additional cycle spaces for visitors as well as additional public cycle spaces.
The plans include opening of five restaurants along Exeter Road, as well as a new food store to meet the requirements of people locals. It will also feature dedicated built space for family leisure, further multi-function open areas and linear park alongside Cranborne Road.
Councillor John Beesley, leader of Bournemouth Council, said: “Winter Gardens is a strategically important regeneration site in the town centre and the Bournemouth Development Company is uniquely placed to deliver a scheme that will be hugely beneficial for residents, visitors and the profile of the town.
“This would be the largest project of its kind ever undertaken in Bournemouth. The scheme will be transformational, combining new homes, leisure and social infrastructure in a location where people will want to live, work and socialise.”
The planning board of Bournemouth Council will review the application over the coming months.