Property Developer Quadrant Estates submits masterplan application for Portsmouth harbour front development
Quadrant Estates has submitted a planning application to Portsmouth City Council for the masterplan of Trafalgar Wharf, a 22 acre site fronting Portsmouth Harbour.
With the waterfront location and the marine skills base in the Portsmouth area, the masterplan for the regeneration of the site will provide approximately 200,000 sq ft of marine buildings for local employment and 156 new houses, with the majority of the units being high quality family homes and having sea views.
Christopher Daniel, co-founder and managing director of Quadrant Estates said: “This application is the result of several years’ productive consultation with Portsmouth City Council Planners, the Environment Agency and local people. We believe we are presenting an excellent solution which continues the regeneration of Trafalgar Wharf by providing more buildings which are suitable for the marine industry in the future, high quality new homes and at the same time ensuring flood defences for our site and the wider community.”
“If the planning application is approved it would be extremely good news for the area, providing the green light for the sympathetic regeneration of a brownfield site and creating new jobs, and much needed investment in flood defences for the site and the surrounding area.”
The application allows for a contribution to the Environment Agency to fund flood defences on land outside Trafalgar Wharf, which when complete will crucially defend approximately 400 existing homes as well as the Castle Trading Estate, in addition to Trafalgar Wharf itself.
Trafalgar Wharf was formerly the site of the Vosper Thornycroft shipyard where for many years small naval warships were constructed. It was acquired from VT Group by Amazon Investments, advised by Quadrant Estates, in 2008.
The architects for the scheme are Scott Brownrigg and the Planning Consultants are Lucken Beck.
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About Quadrant Estates: Quadrant is a private property development and investment company founded in 1997. The company has a 2 million sq ft development pipeline with a value at in excess of £1 billion, including the 230,000 sq ft Moorgate Exchange, the 100,000 sq ft 100 Cheapside and the 130,000 sq ft Carmelite developments in Central London, the 1.25m sq ft Eureka Business Park, Ashford and the 450,000 sq ft mixed use development at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth Harbour. www.quadrantestates.com
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