Work to begin on 15-storey tower in Southampton

Daily Echo: Work to begin on 15-storey tower Work to begin on 15-storey tower

A CEREMONY today will kick-start work on an ambitious development on the northern outskirts of Southampton.

Work will begin on the ambitious Southampton City Gateway Project following the ceremony at the site in Parkville Road, Swaythling this morning.

When finished, the site will contain a 15- storey elliptical tower with two six-storey wings, which will house 364 student rooms for the University of Southampton.

It will also contain a medical centre, Lloyds pharmacy, four retail units and surface car parking on the ground floor.

The project is a joint project between developer Bouygues Development and its sister company Warings, which is responsible for the project’s design and construction.

Work is expected to be completed by next summer.

At today’s ceremony, speeches will be given by Bouygues Development’s regional director Axel Boutrolle, Warings’ commercial director Allan Gordon, Michael Pryer from Rockspring Property Investment Managers, which is forward-funding the project, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, Professor Don Nutbeam.

Representatives from the medical centre will officially start the construction work by placing the first cement in the ground.

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1:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

G0Rf says...

Not quite a gateway building isit?
Why do they keep calling it this?
Give it a couple of years and it will be like any other run down tower block across the country
Not quite a gateway building isit? Why do they keep calling it this? Give it a couple of years and it will be like any other run down tower block across the country G0Rf
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4:03pm Wed 27 Feb 13

loonaloop says...

Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail. loonaloop
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5:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Niel says...

Avoid Swathling/Highfield and anywhere around there, with this and the electrical work on Burgess road it's tailed back to J5 and onto the M27 most mornings...
Avoid Swathling/Highfield and anywhere around there, with this and the electrical work on Burgess road it's tailed back to J5 and onto the M27 most mornings... Niel
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5:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in. kingnotail
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5:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
*of
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.[/p][/quote]*of kingnotail
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6:24pm Wed 27 Feb 13

George4th says...

kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless!
Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.[/p][/quote]What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless! Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!) George4th
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6:48pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Georgem says...

George4th wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless!
Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)
And the award for post most tenuously linked to story goes to....
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.[/p][/quote]What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless! Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)[/p][/quote]And the award for post most tenuously linked to story goes to.... Georgem
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7:40pm Wed 27 Feb 13

loonaloop says...

Polygon/Bedford place, Harrison/ Harefield road, Portswood Rd & Highfield areas all ruined by Hmo`s need I go on? Anyone who lives in an area they don't come from has nothing but disregard and I am not pointing the finger at our smelly Student friends, the new Eastern Euro`s benefit cheats have added to the cesspit Southampton has become.
Polygon/Bedford place, Harrison/ Harefield road, Portswood Rd & Highfield areas all ruined by Hmo`s need I go on? Anyone who lives in an area they don't come from has nothing but disregard and I am not pointing the finger at our smelly Student friends, the new Eastern Euro`s benefit cheats have added to the cesspit Southampton has become. loonaloop
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7:52pm Wed 27 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

Something's missing from these comments...

Oh, I know!

Flouride!
UKIP!
Send 'em back to where they came from!

That's better.
Something's missing from these comments... Oh, I know! Flouride! UKIP! Send 'em back to where they came from! That's better. cantthinkofone
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9:57pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Georgem wrote:
George4th wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless!
Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)
And the award for post most tenuously linked to story goes to....
Yep i am afraid that the old Tory dinosaur makes a link from very little ....
I think that his beloved Tory party left us with £5m debt on the Sea Museum ... oh yes and the great legacy of 10 minute free parking in East Street and Bedford Place.
.
Surprised he hasnt moved away yet just like he said he would !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.[/p][/quote]What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless! Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)[/p][/quote]And the award for post most tenuously linked to story goes to....[/p][/quote]Yep i am afraid that the old Tory dinosaur makes a link from very little .... I think that his beloved Tory party left us with £5m debt on the Sea Museum ... oh yes and the great legacy of 10 minute free parking in East Street and Bedford Place. . Surprised he hasnt moved away yet just like he said he would !!!! Lone Ranger.
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11:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

andysaints007 says...

loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
TW&T
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]TW&T andysaints007
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10:24am Thu 28 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

loonaloop wrote:
Polygon/Bedford place, Harrison/ Harefield road, Portswood Rd & Highfield areas all ruined by Hmo`s need I go on? Anyone who lives in an area they don't come from has nothing but disregard and I am not pointing the finger at our smelly Student friends, the new Eastern Euro`s benefit cheats have added to the cesspit Southampton has become.
Your right, Southampton is a cesspit. The blame for this falls at the feet of the local population though, not at students. There are plenty of areas without students that are just as dirty and neglected as the ones you mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Polygon/Bedford place, Harrison/ Harefield road, Portswood Rd & Highfield areas all ruined by Hmo`s need I go on? Anyone who lives in an area they don't come from has nothing but disregard and I am not pointing the finger at our smelly Student friends, the new Eastern Euro`s benefit cheats have added to the cesspit Southampton has become.[/p][/quote]Your right, Southampton is a cesspit. The blame for this falls at the feet of the local population though, not at students. There are plenty of areas without students that are just as dirty and neglected as the ones you mentioned. kingnotail
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10:29am Thu 28 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Polygon/Bedford place, Harrison/ Harefield road, Portswood Rd & Highfield areas all ruined by Hmo`s need I go on? Anyone who lives in an area they don't come from has nothing but disregard and I am not pointing the finger at our smelly Student friends, the new Eastern Euro`s benefit cheats have added to the cesspit Southampton has become.
Your right, Southampton is a cesspit. The blame for this falls at the feet of the local population though, not at students. There are plenty of areas without students that are just as dirty and neglected as the ones you mentioned.
And you mean the mostly hard-working Eastern Europeans, who do the jobs the lazy native population can't be bothered to anymore?
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Polygon/Bedford place, Harrison/ Harefield road, Portswood Rd & Highfield areas all ruined by Hmo`s need I go on? Anyone who lives in an area they don't come from has nothing but disregard and I am not pointing the finger at our smelly Student friends, the new Eastern Euro`s benefit cheats have added to the cesspit Southampton has become.[/p][/quote]Your right, Southampton is a cesspit. The blame for this falls at the feet of the local population though, not at students. There are plenty of areas without students that are just as dirty and neglected as the ones you mentioned.[/p][/quote]And you mean the mostly hard-working Eastern Europeans, who do the jobs the lazy native population can't be bothered to anymore? kingnotail
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10:32am Thu 28 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

George4th wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless!
Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)
Absolute nonsense. I could name you a hundered towns/cities with Labour, Tory, or Lib Dem councils that are in a better state of regeneration than Southampton. The fact that Southampton apparently swings between Labour and Tory suggest the problem isn't with the politicians, but with the populace.
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.[/p][/quote]What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless! Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)[/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense. I could name you a hundered towns/cities with Labour, Tory, or Lib Dem councils that are in a better state of regeneration than Southampton. The fact that Southampton apparently swings between Labour and Tory suggest the problem isn't with the politicians, but with the populace. kingnotail
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10:32am Thu 28 Feb 13

kingnotail says...

kingnotail wrote:
George4th wrote:
kingnotail wrote:
loonaloop wrote:
Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.
Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.
What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless!
Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)
Absolute nonsense. I could name you a hundered towns/cities with Labour, Tory, or Lib Dem councils that are in a better state of regeneration than Southampton. The fact that Southampton apparently swings between Labour and Tory suggest the problem isn't with the politicians, but with the populace.
*hundred
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: Ever since the Uni has gotten a grip on Bassett/Swaythling the whole area has been ruined due to the loss of community spirit, I grew up in Swaythling and remember how good it was as a kid with all the Irish hard working families adding a good income to all the local shops & pubs. Since that rabble of Education tourists moved in and killed the area the banks, good local butcher,fish monger & dunnings have been replaced by filthy take away`s and dirty smelly students who don't care one jot about the area. This horrid tower block that is being built on a site that was us locals youth club/community centre is the final nail.[/p][/quote]Then please tell me why many other areas of Southampton which don't have any student population are in a similar state of disrepair? I'm not excusing bad behaviour by students, but they cannot be blamed for the dire state if decrepitude that Southampton currently festers in.[/p][/quote]What you described was not helped by having a Labour Council for 25 years, and they're back again! Southampton needed regeneration and 25 years of Labour failed to make/plan any worthwhile changes. They are useless! Watch this space - they will spend another period of time doing nothing! (except carry through some Tory plans that were already in the pipeline!)[/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense. I could name you a hundered towns/cities with Labour, Tory, or Lib Dem councils that are in a better state of regeneration than Southampton. The fact that Southampton apparently swings between Labour and Tory suggest the problem isn't with the politicians, but with the populace.[/p][/quote]*hundred kingnotail
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