SOUTHAMPTON CONTINUES TO UNDERGO AMBITIOUS TRANSFORMATION

Southampton inland Meridian

Southampton is recognised as a city that is really going places; a city of opportunity.

The city centre continues to undergo significant transformation.  The Master Plan, launched in 2012, has given businesses and investors the confidence that Southampton’s ambition is matched by a clear vision and ability to deliver.

The ‘Very Important Projects’ (VIP) identified in the Master Plan for redevelopment are now becoming part of Southampton’s new landscape and contributing to creating a vibrant and energetic city centre.

The arts complex, part of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter, is the first of the seven VIP projects that will be completed.  All seven restaurants are now let with the likes of The Stable, Tapas Barcelona, Nando’s and Faucet Inn’s Neighbourhood joining the development and Southampton’s own Nuffield has been announced as the operator for the performing arts building.

Hammerson’s £80m WestQuay Watermark is now on-site with an equally impressive line-up which includes Cinema De Luxs’ first 10 screen cinema in the south along with Bill’s Restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, Wahaca, Nando’s, Byron, Five Guys, Zizzi and Cabana with more names to follow.

New homes are being built in the Fruit and Vegetable Market Quarter, Southampton Solent University are on-site with phase 1 of a planned £100m estates development plan while public realm improvements are nearing completion at Station Quarter.

Construction is underway on the Nicolas James Group Southampton Harbour Hotel at Ocean Village and planned developments at Royal Pier Waterfront and Itchen Riverside will create exciting and vibrant waterfronts, rivalling established waterfront cities around the world.

It’s really an exciting time to be in Southampton.

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