New UK University Moves Step Forward

A new university which is planned for Milton Keynes has moved a step forward, with new details emerging. MK:U – with Cranfield University acting as the lead higher education institution – will be able to accept around 15,000 students once opened, with a heavy focus on digital skills.

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Drew Smith Named as Developer for Homes England Scheme

Developer Drew Smith has secured a contract with Homes England to develop 107 new homes in Portsmouth. The brownfield site, located in Milton, formerly houses St James’ Hospital which closed in 2016. Since then plans have been discussed to transform the Grade II-listed hospital building into new homes but this latest development in the plans […]

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The Beautiful Transformation of the South’s Largest Brownfield site

Formerly a giant oil-fired power station, with a landmark 200m chimney, this Hampshire seaside spot seems like an unlikely site for the development of a quaint town. Fawley Waterside as it will be called,  has become earmarked the site of a planned community, which will contain 1500 new homes, community facilities, a hotel  and mixed-use […]

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Consultation on “Once in a Generation” Community For Portsmouth

A unique opportunity to develop a new vibrant, car free community on a 27HA reclaimed peninsula has emerged in Portsmouth.  There are proposals for  new 4000 homes, along with 1 million sq ft of employment space Natascha McIntyre Hall, Assistant Director of Portsmouth City Council told attendees of the South Coast Development Conference that: “What […]

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Local Leaders Make the Case for Devolution on the South Coast

The South Coast region, stretching from Bournemouth to Brighton is a core economic region of the UK, yet lacks any major devolution deal.  An attempt to create a Solent Combined Authority, bringing together Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight was rejected in 2018.  Geoff Raw , Brighton & Hove City Council, Chief Executive, speaking at […]

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£1bn Fawley Waterside Redevelopment “On Track”

Fawley Waterside Ltd – the firm behind the £1bn redevelopment of the former power station – has made “significant progress” on the scheme and they’re “on track” for a decision from the council by April. The firm are looking to transform the site into a thriving residential and commercial waterside community that becomes a destination […]

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£1bn Garden Village Scheme soon to go to Tender

The massive Welborne garden scheme was outlined by Fiona Gray, Project director at Buckland Development- she described: “6000 homes, about a million sq ft of employment space bringing an anticipated 5700 jobs one secondary school, three primary schools and a significant amount of green space.” The project was given garden village status back in 2017, […]

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