Posted: 13/02/2019 at 11:11am
Plans drawn up by Bournemouth Development Company for the redevelopment of the Cotlands Road and York Road car parks located in the business district of Lansdowne will be considered next week by Bournemouth Borough Council’s Cabinet.
As part of Bournemouth Council’s Town Centre Vision, the Lansdowne is a priority location for investment and job creation. The aim is to create a vibrant and enterprising space where businesses and local people can mix and thrive.
The proposal for the site, which will include a significant proportion of employment space, is part of a mixed-use scheme to include:
The proposal will make the most of the Tall Building zone of the Lansdowne to deliver at scale, set around high-quality public and private spaces.
The mix of office and residential accommodation will regenerate the area, creating an attractive place to visit and supporting the new retail and commercial businesses.
Cllr John Beesley, Leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, said:
“The Lansdowne has recently benefitted with significant investment from the commercial and education sectors. This exciting scheme seeks to build on that success. The mix of office and residential accommodation will bring new businesses and residents into the area, creating a 24-hour living economy and the enhanced public realm will make this an attractive area in which to spend quality time.”
Cllr Philip Broadhead, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Bournemouth Borough Council, added:
“By re-providing all of the public parking into new, modern multi-story complexes, we are able to unlock this exciting site which will help to furnish Bournemouth’s rapidly growing economy. Drawing together a mixed scheme including businesses, homes and other uses enables this to be a vital part of the regeneration of this key location.”
Duncan Johnston, Director, Bournemouth Development Company, said:
“We are pleased to have submitted the initial stage of the plans for the Cotlands Road and York Road development in Lansdowne, and look forward to the Council Cabinet discussing the scheme.
“If approved at this stage, the scheme will provide a range of vibrant and innovative business premises combined with high quality housing and re-provided public parking, which will help to boost the economy and regenerate the whole Lansdowne area.”
The proposed scheme is aligned with Bournemouth Council’s ongoing strategy to improve the town centre and make it a place where people want to live, work and visit.
A number of projects have already been brought forward by Bournemouth Development Company and approved by the Bournemouth Council Cabinet, including the Winter Garden scheme, which received planning permission in November 2018, and several schemes which have been completed, such as Berry Court.