Signatures on contract for Admiral's Quay

Daily Echo: An artist's impression of the apartment tower. An artist's impression of the apartment tower.

THE developers behind a £74m scheme to build Southampton's tallest building have signed a contract with the builders.

Hampshire based Warings will deliver the three new apartment towers at Ocean Village for Allied Developments, including a 26-storey tower that will be the city’s highest building.

The plans for Admiral’s Quay include 299 flats, a public square and up to eight restaurants with seating spilling out on to the waterside promenade.

Allied director Peter Morton said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Warings on this exciting project.

“It’s one of the most prestigious redevelopment and construction projects in the south east at the moment and will certainly transform the site which has been an eyesore in Ocean Village for many years.

“We are looking to attract high end occupiers for our bars and restaurants and create active use of the public space, more reminiscent of the café culture of the Mediterranean.

“We anticipate the project being completed in December 2014.”

Philippe Jouy, managing director at Warings, said: “We are proud to be developing this landmark and contemporary project. At Warings, we are able to bring unrivalled global knowledge to local projects, and I am confident that this project will be a great success.”

The half-built Admirals Quay site at Ocean Village which was one of the first major victims of the credit crunch in the city the years ago.

Allied, a property developing company controlled by Charles Dunstone, the cofounder and chairman of Carphone Warehouse and Talk Talk, stepped in to buy the site from Barratt Homes early last year.

Works to clear the site started last month.

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3:03pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Stillness says...

Lovely.
Lovely. Stillness
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3:21pm Wed 7 Nov 12

sotonboy84 says...

So that means that there will be 250 flats of which 50% will be housing association, 3 retail units and no outside space…
So that means that there will be 250 flats of which 50% will be housing association, 3 retail units and no outside space… sotonboy84
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3:24pm Wed 7 Nov 12

loosehead says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
So that means that there will be 250 flats of which 50% will be housing association, 3 retail units and no outside space…
Make the flats for the over 50's & you'll give them a great view plus they can walk to the park & town.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: So that means that there will be 250 flats of which 50% will be housing association, 3 retail units and no outside space…[/p][/quote]Make the flats for the over 50's & you'll give them a great view plus they can walk to the park & town. loosehead
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3:42pm Wed 7 Nov 12

sotonboy84 says...

loosehead wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote: So that means that there will be 250 flats of which 50% will be housing association, 3 retail units and no outside space…
Make the flats for the over 50's & you'll give them a great view plus they can walk to the park & town.
Don't be silly – that would be a far too logical an idea!
Apparently it makes more sense to build retirement flats in the middle of Polygon, just as Churchill Retirement Living are doing right now. So an area that has a reputation for being run down and controlled by students and has recently had signs fitted everywhere threatening an £80 fine for noise is apparently a good area to build and sell retirement flats. Madness!
I think the people they'll be trying to attract will be these students themselves once they've graduated. Destroy the area whilst you’re a student then come and live in a nice waterside flat, then stick the old people in the ghetto you've created…
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: So that means that there will be 250 flats of which 50% will be housing association, 3 retail units and no outside space…[/p][/quote]Make the flats for the over 50's & you'll give them a great view plus they can walk to the park & town.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly – that would be a far too logical an idea! Apparently it makes more sense to build retirement flats in the middle of Polygon, just as Churchill Retirement Living are doing right now. So an area that has a reputation for being run down and controlled by students and has recently had signs fitted everywhere threatening an £80 fine for noise is apparently a good area to build and sell retirement flats. Madness! I think the people they'll be trying to attract will be these students themselves once they've graduated. Destroy the area whilst you’re a student then come and live in a nice waterside flat, then stick the old people in the ghetto you've created… sotonboy84
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4:10pm Wed 7 Nov 12

bazzeroz says...

I think the developers are putting on a show at the Civic tonight.......... Comedy of Errors!
I think the developers are putting on a show at the Civic tonight.......... Comedy of Errors! bazzeroz
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4:36pm Wed 7 Nov 12

weall8leedscum says...

Looks like a gust of wind would blow the whole lot down.
Looks like a gust of wind would blow the whole lot down. weall8leedscum
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4:55pm Wed 7 Nov 12

sotonboy84 says...

Give it 15 years and it will look as delightful as any other out of date tower block and will be nothing but a dirty, outdated eyesore on the waterfront.
Give it 15 years and it will look as delightful as any other out of date tower block and will be nothing but a dirty, outdated eyesore on the waterfront. sotonboy84
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5:41pm Wed 7 Nov 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

pigeon boxes in the sky ,with projected power cuts in the years ahead ,would,nt like to be using the stairs.
pigeon boxes in the sky ,with projected power cuts in the years ahead ,would,nt like to be using the stairs. arthur dalyrimple
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6:11pm Wed 7 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Wow!!! What a boring, moaning , whinging lot all of the above are! Its only a block of flats - you tw&ts come on here and just moan about absolutely anything !!
Wow!!! What a boring, moaning , whinging lot all of the above are! Its only a block of flats - you tw&ts come on here and just moan about absolutely anything !! andysaints007
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8:08pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck).
.
Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur.
...... Conspicious by his absence
Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck). . Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur. ...... Conspicious by his absence Lone Ranger.
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9:04pm Wed 7 Nov 12

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck).
.
Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur.
...... Conspicious by his absence
This was shown when we had a Tory council as i remember many posts against it so is it a good thing for the city now it's being built under a Labour council or was it a good project no matter who's in power?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck). . Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur. ...... Conspicious by his absence[/p][/quote]This was shown when we had a Tory council as i remember many posts against it so is it a good thing for the city now it's being built under a Labour council or was it a good project no matter who's in power? loosehead
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9:13pm Wed 7 Nov 12

loosehead says...

Did anyone watch Ch4's great property scandal tonight?
The Coalition has set aside money for council's to use to refurbish & rent out old housing stocks but the councils & using the money to force people out of their homes at low prices & selling the estates to developers many people can't then afford to buy a new home with what they're forced to take for their property so have to rent.
The reason I put this into this article is the biggest council to do this to it's people are Liverpool City Council & the leader is Joe Anderson.
he was confronted by a resident of Liverpool who wanted to buy one of the empty houses to do up & live in he said can't do it for one or two houses she showed him hundreds willing to buy & refurbish & then live in them.
He refused to talk anymore & walked away. Then it was disclosed he'd already sold them to a developer.
I wonder if this is to pay the Governments grant back?
At least our council no matter what party hasn't cleared whole estates to build these flats
Did anyone watch Ch4's great property scandal tonight? The Coalition has set aside money for council's to use to refurbish & rent out old housing stocks but the councils & using the money to force people out of their homes at low prices & selling the estates to developers many people can't then afford to buy a new home with what they're forced to take for their property so have to rent. The reason I put this into this article is the biggest council to do this to it's people are Liverpool City Council & the leader is Joe Anderson. he was confronted by a resident of Liverpool who wanted to buy one of the empty houses to do up & live in he said can't do it for one or two houses she showed him hundreds willing to buy & refurbish & then live in them. He refused to talk anymore & walked away. Then it was disclosed he'd already sold them to a developer. I wonder if this is to pay the Governments grant back? At least our council no matter what party hasn't cleared whole estates to build these flats loosehead
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9:48pm Wed 7 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck).
.
Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur.
...... Conspicious by his absence
And the biggest TW&T of them all had to appear sooner or later .. !
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck). . Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur. ...... Conspicious by his absence[/p][/quote]And the biggest TW&T of them all had to appear sooner or later .. ! andysaints007
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11:11pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Inform Al says...

loosehead wrote:
Did anyone watch Ch4's great property scandal tonight?
The Coalition has set aside money for council's to use to refurbish & rent out old housing stocks but the councils & using the money to force people out of their homes at low prices & selling the estates to developers many people can't then afford to buy a new home with what they're forced to take for their property so have to rent.
The reason I put this into this article is the biggest council to do this to it's people are Liverpool City Council & the leader is Joe Anderson.
he was confronted by a resident of Liverpool who wanted to buy one of the empty houses to do up & live in he said can't do it for one or two houses she showed him hundreds willing to buy & refurbish & then live in them.
He refused to talk anymore & walked away. Then it was disclosed he'd already sold them to a developer.
I wonder if this is to pay the Governments grant back?
At least our council no matter what party hasn't cleared whole estates to build these flats
No, but the last lot sold off about 50 empty council houses instead of reletting them as by doing this it's the main way of legally stealing funds from the Housing Revenue Account to waste on things like the Sea City Mausoleum.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Did anyone watch Ch4's great property scandal tonight? The Coalition has set aside money for council's to use to refurbish & rent out old housing stocks but the councils & using the money to force people out of their homes at low prices & selling the estates to developers many people can't then afford to buy a new home with what they're forced to take for their property so have to rent. The reason I put this into this article is the biggest council to do this to it's people are Liverpool City Council & the leader is Joe Anderson. he was confronted by a resident of Liverpool who wanted to buy one of the empty houses to do up & live in he said can't do it for one or two houses she showed him hundreds willing to buy & refurbish & then live in them. He refused to talk anymore & walked away. Then it was disclosed he'd already sold them to a developer. I wonder if this is to pay the Governments grant back? At least our council no matter what party hasn't cleared whole estates to build these flats[/p][/quote]No, but the last lot sold off about 50 empty council houses instead of reletting them as by doing this it's the main way of legally stealing funds from the Housing Revenue Account to waste on things like the Sea City Mausoleum. Inform Al
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7:36am Thu 8 Nov 12

loosehead says...

Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Did anyone watch Ch4's great property scandal tonight?
The Coalition has set aside money for council's to use to refurbish & rent out old housing stocks but the councils & using the money to force people out of their homes at low prices & selling the estates to developers many people can't then afford to buy a new home with what they're forced to take for their property so have to rent.
The reason I put this into this article is the biggest council to do this to it's people are Liverpool City Council & the leader is Joe Anderson.
he was confronted by a resident of Liverpool who wanted to buy one of the empty houses to do up & live in he said can't do it for one or two houses she showed him hundreds willing to buy & refurbish & then live in them.
He refused to talk anymore & walked away. Then it was disclosed he'd already sold them to a developer.
I wonder if this is to pay the Governments grant back?
At least our council no matter what party hasn't cleared whole estates to build these flats
No, but the last lot sold off about 50 empty council houses instead of reletting them as by doing this it's the main way of legally stealing funds from the Housing Revenue Account to waste on things like the Sea City Mausoleum.
So pointing out a fact about Liverpool brings you out to have a swipe at the last Southampton Tory council?
It has been Government policy since Maggie to allow Council tenants the right to buy their council homes.
Neither Blair nor Brown changed this policy.
The Tory Council were the first council in a decade to build new council homes.
They also talked to the tenants of Townhill Park & came up with a development that many on that estate wanted Labour has taken that plan & added another £50million of our money to it to buy back houses(buy) that the association builds so calling them council?
Why not just build them?
They're clearing a copse that the locals want to keep they're putting in a new road the locals don't want & finally they're talking to the residents to see what they want?
a total balls up to prove they can build more council homes than the tories?
this project was first talked about under the Tory council.
Many people questioned if this was a safe place for young families?
there's no mention of it being for them?
this is a brown field site & they're not knocking down good Victorian homes to build flats as Liverpool are doing ( new build ) so why are you attacking the tories again?
think you'll win more votes for UKIP?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Did anyone watch Ch4's great property scandal tonight? The Coalition has set aside money for council's to use to refurbish & rent out old housing stocks but the councils & using the money to force people out of their homes at low prices & selling the estates to developers many people can't then afford to buy a new home with what they're forced to take for their property so have to rent. The reason I put this into this article is the biggest council to do this to it's people are Liverpool City Council & the leader is Joe Anderson. he was confronted by a resident of Liverpool who wanted to buy one of the empty houses to do up & live in he said can't do it for one or two houses she showed him hundreds willing to buy & refurbish & then live in them. He refused to talk anymore & walked away. Then it was disclosed he'd already sold them to a developer. I wonder if this is to pay the Governments grant back? At least our council no matter what party hasn't cleared whole estates to build these flats[/p][/quote]No, but the last lot sold off about 50 empty council houses instead of reletting them as by doing this it's the main way of legally stealing funds from the Housing Revenue Account to waste on things like the Sea City Mausoleum.[/p][/quote]So pointing out a fact about Liverpool brings you out to have a swipe at the last Southampton Tory council? It has been Government policy since Maggie to allow Council tenants the right to buy their council homes. Neither Blair nor Brown changed this policy. The Tory Council were the first council in a decade to build new council homes. They also talked to the tenants of Townhill Park & came up with a development that many on that estate wanted Labour has taken that plan & added another £50million of our money to it to buy back houses(buy) that the association builds so calling them council? Why not just build them? They're clearing a copse that the locals want to keep they're putting in a new road the locals don't want & finally they're talking to the residents to see what they want? a total balls up to prove they can build more council homes than the tories? this project was first talked about under the Tory council. Many people questioned if this was a safe place for young families? there's no mention of it being for them? this is a brown field site & they're not knocking down good Victorian homes to build flats as Liverpool are doing ( new build ) so why are you attacking the tories again? think you'll win more votes for UKIP? loosehead
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8:28am Thu 8 Nov 12

Lone Ranger. says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck).
.
Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur.
...... Conspicious by his absence
And the biggest TW&T of them all had to appear sooner or later .. !
Yeah i was waiting for you to arrive...... where have you been !!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Fantastic ...... Investing in Southampton with jobs for locals (with luck). . Who said that no-one will invest in our City if we have a Labour Council ........ ....... Ah yes ..... The Blue Dinosaur. ...... Conspicious by his absence[/p][/quote]And the biggest TW&T of them all had to appear sooner or later .. ![/p][/quote]Yeah i was waiting for you to arrive...... where have you been !! Lone Ranger.
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4:45pm Fri 9 Nov 12

kingnotail says...

What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. kingnotail
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4:47pm Fri 9 Nov 12

kingnotail says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Give it 15 years and it will look as delightful as any other out of date tower block and will be nothing but a dirty, outdated eyesore on the waterfront.
The waterfront already is an eyesore, ergo this couldn't possibly make it any worse, only better.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: Give it 15 years and it will look as delightful as any other out of date tower block and will be nothing but a dirty, outdated eyesore on the waterfront.[/p][/quote]The waterfront already is an eyesore, ergo this couldn't possibly make it any worse, only better. kingnotail
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9:11pm Fri 9 Nov 12

loosehead says...

kingnotail wrote:
What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city?
Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.[/p][/quote]Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city? Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it loosehead
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1:31pm Sat 10 Nov 12

kingnotail says...

loosehead wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city?
Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it
Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.[/p][/quote]Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city? Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it[/p][/quote]Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity! kingnotail
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1:54pm Sat 10 Nov 12

loosehead says...

kingnotail wrote:
loosehead wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city?
Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it
Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity!
Under the Tory council plans were drawn up for a Snow Dome,A Arts & cultural Quarter, Sea City Museum, Expansion of Mayflower park so ensuring the Boat Show stayed here.
A new fruit & Vegetable Market behind The Red Lion Pub, Modernisation of the Train Station plus the immediate area around it they also built new Eco homes that Williams went to the handing over to the tenants said how good they were but were to dear & then set about spending £50million on buying back homes once an housing association built them?
Why not build more Eco homes with that extra £50million?
There is no sense in families(young) moving this close to the waters edge so I hope that never happens but I think these are great as they've been built on a Brown field site
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.[/p][/quote]Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city? Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it[/p][/quote]Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity![/p][/quote]Under the Tory council plans were drawn up for a Snow Dome,A Arts & cultural Quarter, Sea City Museum, Expansion of Mayflower park so ensuring the Boat Show stayed here. A new fruit & Vegetable Market behind The Red Lion Pub, Modernisation of the Train Station plus the immediate area around it they also built new Eco homes that Williams went to the handing over to the tenants said how good they were but were to dear & then set about spending £50million on buying back homes once an housing association built them? Why not build more Eco homes with that extra £50million? There is no sense in families(young) moving this close to the waters edge so I hope that never happens but I think these are great as they've been built on a Brown field site loosehead
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2:46pm Sat 10 Nov 12

kingnotail says...

loosehead wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
loosehead wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city?
Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it
Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity!
Under the Tory council plans were drawn up for a Snow Dome,A Arts & cultural Quarter, Sea City Museum, Expansion of Mayflower park so ensuring the Boat Show stayed here.
A new fruit & Vegetable Market behind The Red Lion Pub, Modernisation of the Train Station plus the immediate area around it they also built new Eco homes that Williams went to the handing over to the tenants said how good they were but were to dear & then set about spending £50million on buying back homes once an housing association built them?
Why not build more Eco homes with that extra £50million?
There is no sense in families(young) moving this close to the waters edge so I hope that never happens but I think these are great as they've been built on a Brown field site
Are you serious? A fruit and veg market? That'll really pull in the visitors to Southampton.. And the 'cultural and arts quarter' is a joke too.
People need to start thinking bigger. How about a massive residential/leisure and entertainment development that runs from Shamrock quay, through Ocean Village and ends at Mayflower Park?
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.[/p][/quote]Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city? Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it[/p][/quote]Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity![/p][/quote]Under the Tory council plans were drawn up for a Snow Dome,A Arts & cultural Quarter, Sea City Museum, Expansion of Mayflower park so ensuring the Boat Show stayed here. A new fruit & Vegetable Market behind The Red Lion Pub, Modernisation of the Train Station plus the immediate area around it they also built new Eco homes that Williams went to the handing over to the tenants said how good they were but were to dear & then set about spending £50million on buying back homes once an housing association built them? Why not build more Eco homes with that extra £50million? There is no sense in families(young) moving this close to the waters edge so I hope that never happens but I think these are great as they've been built on a Brown field site[/p][/quote]Are you serious? A fruit and veg market? That'll really pull in the visitors to Southampton.. And the 'cultural and arts quarter' is a joke too. People need to start thinking bigger. How about a massive residential/leisure and entertainment development that runs from Shamrock quay, through Ocean Village and ends at Mayflower Park? kingnotail
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9:10pm Sat 10 Nov 12

loosehead says...

kingnotail wrote:
loosehead wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
loosehead wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city?
Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it
Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity!
Under the Tory council plans were drawn up for a Snow Dome,A Arts & cultural Quarter, Sea City Museum, Expansion of Mayflower park so ensuring the Boat Show stayed here.
A new fruit & Vegetable Market behind The Red Lion Pub, Modernisation of the Train Station plus the immediate area around it they also built new Eco homes that Williams went to the handing over to the tenants said how good they were but were to dear & then set about spending £50million on buying back homes once an housing association built them?
Why not build more Eco homes with that extra £50million?
There is no sense in families(young) moving this close to the waters edge so I hope that never happens but I think these are great as they've been built on a Brown field site
Are you serious? A fruit and veg market? That'll really pull in the visitors to Southampton.. And the 'cultural and arts quarter' is a joke too.
People need to start thinking bigger. How about a massive residential/leisure and entertainment development that runs from Shamrock quay, through Ocean Village and ends at Mayflower Park?
The snow dome would have housed a small Ice Rink & it would have been built in such a way that an ultra modern boat club ( rowing) would have been underneath that's club house storage & everything they needed yet Williams said it wasn't Water based activities.
Wasn't ocean Village a leisure complex?
Personally I would love to see something like Gunwharf Quay.
I suggested building a tower with a Spitfire on top & inside could be a viewing gantry & a restaurant looking out over the water Yes it would have to be big but I think it would have looked great & pulled in visitors to the city?
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: What, with this and the proposed mayflower park development Southampton may finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.[/p][/quote]Just think both plans were conceived when we had a Tory council? I wonder what delights Labour are going to bring to this city? Maybe a snowdome? Sorry that was a Tory Idea that Williams didn't like so scrapped it[/p][/quote]Believe me it'll take much more than a bleeding snowdome to save Southampton from terminal mediocrity![/p][/quote]Under the Tory council plans were drawn up for a Snow Dome,A Arts & cultural Quarter, Sea City Museum, Expansion of Mayflower park so ensuring the Boat Show stayed here. A new fruit & Vegetable Market behind The Red Lion Pub, Modernisation of the Train Station plus the immediate area around it they also built new Eco homes that Williams went to the handing over to the tenants said how good they were but were to dear & then set about spending £50million on buying back homes once an housing association built them? Why not build more Eco homes with that extra £50million? There is no sense in families(young) moving this close to the waters edge so I hope that never happens but I think these are great as they've been built on a Brown field site[/p][/quote]Are you serious? A fruit and veg market? That'll really pull in the visitors to Southampton.. And the 'cultural and arts quarter' is a joke too. People need to start thinking bigger. How about a massive residential/leisure and entertainment development that runs from Shamrock quay, through Ocean Village and ends at Mayflower Park?[/p][/quote]The snow dome would have housed a small Ice Rink & it would have been built in such a way that an ultra modern boat club ( rowing) would have been underneath that's club house storage & everything they needed yet Williams said it wasn't Water based activities. Wasn't ocean Village a leisure complex? Personally I would love to see something like Gunwharf Quay. I suggested building a tower with a Spitfire on top & inside could be a viewing gantry & a restaurant looking out over the water Yes it would have to be big but I think it would have looked great & pulled in visitors to the city? loosehead
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