Work to begin on Southampton city centre scheme

The Bargate Quarter scheme, which involves the redevelopment of Southampton’s city centre, now has a proposed start date. Work on the extensive project, which represents a £132 million investment, will begin in January.

The scheme will see four brand-new buildings erected at the site, alongside the Hampshire city’s historic walls, which date back to the medieval period. The original plans for the project have been amended to reflect the evolving needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. A hotel with 240 rooms was dropped from the scheme, and more homes were added. The number of retail outlets was also edited down, in line with the drop in high street spending and the increase in online buying.

The original scheme proposed was given a green light by city council planners back in January 2017, and the alterations, which feature 519 apartments and townhouses, garden areas and shops, were approved this year in March. The amendments have required project leads to alter the redevelopment’s layout considerably.

Expert architects in Mold, Southampton and other parts of the UK often help with redevelopments. From creating expert design drawings to helping schemes achieve planning permission, there are many bespoke services architectural firms can supply.

The revised plans also boast secure spaces for bicycle parking, electric vehicle (EV) charging points and dedicated garden areas that use the historic town walls as a feature.

According to its developer, the Bargate Quarter scheme is expected to complete before 2025.

Posted by Mark
December 13, 2021

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