Developer reveals £200m plan for marina and hotel in Southampton

Town Quay Southampton. (Image: Nicolas James Group) Town Quay Southampton (Image: Nicolas James Group)

A developer has tabled a £200m plan for a new waterfront development in Southampton, with a mix of facilities including restaurants, a hotel, flats and a marina.

Developer Nicolas James Group says its plan for The Town Quay site in Southampton would create 1,000 jobs if the council approves it. The group says plans have already been presented to council officers and councillors.

Over the coming two months, there will be a consultation with the public to gauge opinions on the proposed development. Then a formal planning application will likely be submitted later in the year.

Nicolas James Group is the developer behind the nearby Harbour Hotel in MDL’s Ocean Village. The firm says the plans do not span the locations occupied by the Red Funnel terminal, the Royal Pier and Mayflower Park.

Nicolas Roach, the company’s chairman, said having lived, studied and worked in Southampton he shared the “frustration” that the city “lacked a destination waterfront”.

He adds: “A large quality city deserves one and people need to recognise how far Southampton has come and where it can get to. There are many places in the UK where we can invest, but the city has vision supported by strong political and business leadership.

“We delivered in Ocean Village and will do so in Town Quay. I am so positive about Southampton, and I am relocating our entire head office to our newly refurbished Harbour House in Town Quay.”

Satvir Kaur, leader of the Labour-run city council, says she welcomed the proposals and is committed to making the most of Southampton’s waterfront.

“As a council, we are committed to making the most of our waterfront, with more public access,” says Kaur.

“These early plans give an opportunity to create a world-class waterfront destination in Southampton, while helping to grow our local economy and create local jobs. I’m keen to see these plans progress and maximising opportunities it could bring to our city.”

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3 responses to “Developer reveals £200m plan for marina and hotel in Southampton”

  1. Nick Ardley says:

    Another Marina that will become stuffed full of boats that don’t move. Great.
    Up and down the Uk coasts and within its rivers there sits a morass of unused craft. The industry needs a reappraisal not more marinas…

  2. Peter Dew says:

    Perhaps some rules and regulations could be introduced to ensure that boats left unused for 10 days could be taken out of the water and stored on tresses beyond the beach ?

  3. Peter Dew says:

    That should read stored on trestles

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