Havant Town Centre Regeneration, Havant
The opportunity / type:
This is a phased, residential led, multi-partner, collaborative and transformational place-making programme which seeks to provide up to 1,050 new homes as well as new facilities and an enhanced public realm and town park green space. The majority of land identified for redevelopment in Havant town centre is in council or public ownership. The development is likely to be in three or four phases. Phase one to the north of the train station on a council-owned carpark is a predominantly residential development opportunity comprising 166 homes.
Phases two and three being at conceptual masterplan stage. The town boasts a strong technology led employment base having been the original site of IBM’s first UK headquarters and has sector specialisms in advanced manufacturing and engineering. The development of these sectors is enhanced through Dunsbury Park’s status as a Freeport tax site just a few miles from Havant town centre.
Havant town centre has a main line train station with travel time to London Waterloo of around 1hr 15mins as well as a main bus transport hub. The historic market town is nestled between the Solent coast and South Downs National Park, which stretches from Winchester to Eastbourne. The town benefits from being in a readily accessible location on key strategic transport nodes for both road and rail as well as being within striking distance of three major universities and a wealth of higher/further education facilities. The town boasts a strong technology employment base having been the original site of IBM’s first UK headquarters with sector strengths in advanced manufacturing & engineering.
Landowner: Havant Borough Council
Homes England has supported phase one of the redevelopment.