Multi-million pound project in Southampton gets go-ahead
Friday December 13th, 2019
An area of Southampton City Centre is set to be given a new lease of life as multi-million pound plans to transform it have been given the go-ahead.
The plan includes 110 flats, a 225-bedroom hotel, new shops and 4,368sqm of office space outside Southampton Central train station. Developer FI Real Estate Management’s Nelson Gate scheme also includes revamping the existing Norwich House and Frobisher House blocks. A public square would be created by the train station and a new pedestrian route created.
The planning application for the redevelopment of Nelson Gate was submitted after a consultation event earlier this year which gained strong support from residents and local stakeholders.
A spokesperson for FI Real Estate Management said: “We are delighted that our plans have been approved and that we can now embark on bringing this fantastic scheme to life. We know that this development, from construction right through to occupancy, will create a wealth of new jobs for local people. Upon completion, Nelson Gate will also bring new residents, businesses and visitors to the city centre.
“Our designs also respect the significance and importance of this site, the view of which welcomes millions of rail travellers every year as they pull into the city. We know this is the start of an exciting new chapter for Southampton and want to thank everyone who has been involved in the process to date.”
The scheme has been designed by Ellis Williams Architects and planning consultants WYG.