Bournemouth seeks designer for landmark project on world famous seafront
A competition has been launched to design a cultural-led mixed-use development overlooking Bournemouth’s world renowned seafront.
The Bournemouth Development Company, a joint venture between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments, is seeking expressions of interest for the design of a landmark development yards from the town’s multi-award-winning seven-mile-long beach.
The site, currently surface car parking at Bath Road North and South, is one of the most prominent and strategic locations in the heart of this dynamic, fast-growing coastal favourite. It sits next to the Lower Gardens and listed Pavilion Theatre with views across Bournemouth Bay to the Purbecks and Old Harry Rock.
The development is expected to offer a mix of cultural attractions including a new theatre, museum, gallery and restaurants.
The successful project will seek to enhance the operations and visitor experience at the Pavilion, draw more people along Westover Road and open up further views across Bournemouth’s most prized natural assets, its beaches and gardens. There is also a potential opportunity to deliver a new boutique hotel.
Significant public realm investment is envisaged in the project, linking the new Cultural Quarter to the beaches, town centre and forthcoming Winter Gardens development via a new Grand Garden Walk.
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