News: 28 September 2017Outline planning application submitted to transform Holes Bay

An outline application, created with our Urban Designers, for up to 850 new homes, on behalf of Gallagher Estates and Land Improvement Holdings (LIH), that would transform the site of the now demolished Hamworthy Power Station at Holes Bay, Dorset. Gallagher and LIH are working together as a joint venture (JV) partnership to deliver this significant regeneration scheme.

Newbridge Point, submitted to the Borough of Poole Council, could deliver a mixture of high quality homes including family housing and waterside apartments, green spaces for people to enjoy, an attractive quayside with small cafes, local retail and community uses.

Replacing a disused brownfield site, the scheme creates a series of distinct character areas, which range from landmark seven-to-nine storey buildings, as well as higher density apartments with ground floor commercial and community uses in the Quayside. A network of pedestrian-focused routes as well as cycleways connecting the scheme to local community facilities will ensure the development is sustainable.

Several regeneration and community benefits would be delivered through the Newbridge Point scheme, bringing between 1,500 and 2,500 additional people to the area to support Poole Quay, High Street and Hamworthy Centre.

Barry Williams, Urban Design Associate said: “The outline planning proposal submitted would bring new life back to this brownfield site, enhancing Poole’s waterfront, creating some distinct and innovative areas. It will re-open a piece of land that has been left vacant when the power station at Holes Bay was demolished, providing not only a boost to the local economy but also commercial space and housing for a wide variety of different needs.”

James Stone, Managing Director at Lands Improvement, said: “We are excited to be submitting our new proposals and look forward to working with the Borough of Poole and local community stakeholders on the delivery of this important regeneration scheme.”

Gregg Wilkinson, Managing Director of Gallagher Estates, said: “Newbridge Point will be a distinctive new neighbourhood for Poole and the local economy would be boosted by the increase in new residents as well as by the jobs that would be created during the construction phases.”

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