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Winchester is 'ripe for headquarters' of major firms
12:10pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
WINCHESTER could attract the headquarters of a national company if the area around the railway station is redeveloped, a meeting heard.
Architect Paul Bulkeley said the area around the station was ripe for regeneration with potential for very big buildings.
“We are talking nine to ten storeys. That is a lot of floor space, the kind of building a major company might relocate to from London.”
He was speaking at a meeting attended by about 50 people called by the City of Winchester Trust and Winchester Action on Climate Change, which heard that the land is mainly owned by the city and county councils and Network Rail.
The land in question stretches from Gladstone Street to the Cattle Market off Worthy Lane and is mainly car parks.
A Network Rail spokesman said they were not involved in discussions to develop land at or near Winchester station.