Go-ahead for Southampton major gateway scheme

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago
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Developer FI Real Estate Management has gained planning for ambitious plans to create a new gateway mixed-use scheme in Southampton.

The Nelson Gate regeneration project next to the city’s Central Station comprises the refurbishment of existing 22,500 sq ft offices, several major new build structures, including building 148,000 sq ft of flats, 40,000 sq ft of new office space and 10,000 sq ft of commercial.

Nelson Gate scheme

The city council has granted outline planning approval for a 20-storey block of 110 flats, as well as commercial facilities at the ground and lower ground floor levels. Adjoining, will be an 11-storey hotel with 225 bedrooms.

Detailed planning permission was also granted to enhance the office facilities on the site.

The approved plans will allow for the provision of new Grade A office space to be built, incorporating a roof terrace for use by tenants, as well as the refurbishment of existing office buildings.

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.

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