The £134m regeneration project being undertaken by the Borough of Poole has been given a boost with £6m of funding from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF). The money will further help support the towns ambition and vision to transform the region and remodelled the town centre.

Borough of Poole Council will be speaking at the Bournemouth Development Plans Conference as Head of Growth and Infrastructure Julian McLaughlin will give an overview of their proposals and how they plan to deliver the ambitious plans. They’ll be joined by Fresh Lime Developments, Bournemouth Borough Council and more at the conference.

The funding is a major boost and an important step in the project, and it’ll help deliver infrastructure work needed to improve access and connectivity within the town centre. The regeneration plans for Poole town centre will see:

  • More than 400 homes
  • Leisure centre and swimming pool
  • Bus station
  • Hotel
  • Commercial office space

Councillor Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Regeneration at the Borough of Poole said of the announcement: ”The council is ambitious for Poole and our flagship project is the regeneration of the town centre. It will transform the area, boost local economy and make it a vibrant and attractive place where people will want to live, work and enjoy their free time. We’re delighted to receive £6m through the HIF, the bidding process is highly competitive so to secure the funding demonstrates confidence in Poole’s ability to make this project a reality.”

Later this year the council will consider a decision to seek a development partner to bring forward the project. As a major land-owner in the redevelopment area the council is looking to use its own assets, including Kingland Road car park, Seldown car and coach park and the Dolphin Swimming Pool site to deliver the scheme.

Join the Borough of Poole and others at the Bournemouth Development Plans Conference.