Southampton shipyard developer launches photo competition

The former Vosper Thornycroft shipyard in Southampton

The former Vosper Thornycroft shipyard in Southampton

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

THE developer transforming the site of a former Southampton shipyard into housing is trying to keep the past alive by building on memories.

Crest Nicholson Regeneration, which is behind the 1,600-home Centenary Quay development on the old Vosper Thornycroft shipyard site, in Woolston, is calling on people to submit pictures of this historic site in its former glory.

The photographs will be used for public artworks in and around the development.

Crest Nicholson spokesman Susan Young said: “We are keen to pay tribute to the historic roots of our new development. “The shipyard played an important part in the city’s past and our development forms part of its future. By collating images of the shipyard, we hope to preserve its history and make it a prominent part of the development”

Cash prizes of £100, £50, and £25 are being awarded for the best plus a special prize submitted by a child under 10.

For further information, contact the sales and marketing suite on 0870 758 0432.

Please send all submissions together with a self-addressed envelope, your email address, telephone number and a brief history of the photo to: Vosper Thornycroft Photo Competition, Crest Nicholson Regeneration, Crest House, Pyrcroft Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9GN.

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9:12am Sun 25 Nov 12

Safehands says...

He should concentrate on sorting out the parking down there. 1 space per dwelling is wholly inadequate, and should never have got planning consent.
He should concentrate on sorting out the parking down there. 1 space per dwelling is wholly inadequate, and should never have got planning consent. Safehands
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10:38am Sun 25 Nov 12

Brite Spark says...

I've got a nice pic of The Itchen Bridge from the Weston Shore Pier can't i e mail it? It's about 18 years old.
I've got a nice pic of The Itchen Bridge from the Weston Shore Pier can't i e mail it? It's about 18 years old. Brite Spark
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11:37am Sun 25 Nov 12

jonone says...

Safehands wrote:
He should concentrate on sorting out the parking down there. 1 space per dwelling is wholly inadequate, and should never have got planning consent.
Developers have to abide by planning regulations which demand stupidly low parking provision in new developments. (Unless it is social housing which for some reason requires more parking than private housing)
[quote][p][bold]Safehands[/bold] wrote: He should concentrate on sorting out the parking down there. 1 space per dwelling is wholly inadequate, and should never have got planning consent.[/p][/quote]Developers have to abide by planning regulations which demand stupidly low parking provision in new developments. (Unless it is social housing which for some reason requires more parking than private housing) jonone
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