Tellon Capital has received unanimous approval from Southampton City Council’s Planning & Rights of Way Panel.
The developer’s updated Bargate Quarter scheme supersedes previous proposals at the site, where the former Bargate Shopping Centre used to stand.
Tellon Capital made the essential changes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and how it has changed the way that people live, work, shop, and socialise.
As a result, the rejuvenation will now be residential led with fewer retail units. Additionally, plans for a hotel have been withdrawn in favour of providing more homes for local people.
The updated scheme includes:
- Approximately 519 residential units suitable for home working (287 previously proposed)
- Approximately 2,515 square metres of retail (7,343 square metres previously proposed)
- Hotel plans withdrawn in favour of new homes for local people
- A new linear park and significant environmental improvements including tree planting and reduced carbon emissions
Feedback on improving the setting of The Bargate and City Walls was positive when the new plans were unveiled in Autumn 2020, with 79% of residents and stakeholders who took part in a community consultation backing the proposals in principle.
With unanimous approval from the Planning & Rights of Way Panel now secured, Tellon can move forward with construction.
James Burchell, Partner at Tellon Capital, said: “We are delighted to receive unanimous planning permission for the Bargate Quarter rejuvenation, and this means we are now able to confirm a date when construction will begin.
“This is a complex scheme, especially given the site’s history and heritage, but Tellon is committed to making this significant rejuvenation a reality.
“We would like to thank residents and stakeholders for their continued support and we’re looking forward to making real progress before the year is over.
“It is now ‘all systems go’ for the Bargate Quarter and we cannot wait to get started.”
Tellon Capital proposes to commence the construction this autumn, subject to finalising the Section 106 and pre-commencement planning conditions.
Tellon Capital manages and develops a host of assets throughout the UK.
Main image: Artist’s impression of The Bargate Quarter as viewed from The Bargate