Weston Lane Shopping Parade to undergo multi million pound transformation

Daily Echo: Work begins to transform Southampton shopping parade Work begins to transform Southampton shopping parade

WORK to knock down a run-down Southampton shopping parade has begun.

Builders have moved on site to start the demolition of Weston Lane Shopping Parade.

Within two years, the 1960s buildings will be replaced with a new housing and shops development.

Daily Echo:

It will also provide a new library and community space, more than twice the size of the previous library on the site.

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, plans to knock down the dilapidated parade were announced last year.

City council bosses approved the plan put forward by French giant Bouygues Development, which will see 70 new homes created.

They will be divided between 40 apartments for private sale, and 30 affordable flats will be managed by Spectrum Housing.

Daily Echo:

There will also be a new home for the Co-Op which had previously been part of the parade, two other retail units and 98 car parking spaces.

The council has put £600,000 of funding into the project, while the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has ploughed in £844,000.

Builders from contractor Hughes and Salvidge started work on the site yesterday, and will strip out the parade over the next two weeks.

Then demolition work will begin in earnest, and construction work is set to begin in the spring.

Bouygues says the new development will be complete by the summer of 2015.

Throughout the work, hand-painted hoarding boards created by the Weston Church Youth Project will be put up around the site.

While work takes place at the site, Weston Library will be temporarily housed in Chamberlayne Leisure Centre.

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5:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Reality-man says...

A polished turd
A polished turd Reality-man
  • Score: 2

5:22pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Saintly Sam says...

Reality-man wrote:
A polished turd
That you are.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: A polished turd[/p][/quote]That you are. Saintly Sam
  • Score: 14

5:58pm Mon 17 Feb 14

IronLady2010 says...

Does it need a Library? Come on, who uses a Library these days?
Does it need a Library? Come on, who uses a Library these days? IronLady2010
  • Score: -33

6:05pm Mon 17 Feb 14

93Brandon says...

just nuke the area, please
just nuke the area, please 93Brandon
  • Score: -1

6:12pm Mon 17 Feb 14

03alpe01 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Does it need a Library? Come on, who uses a Library these days?
nobody
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Does it need a Library? Come on, who uses a Library these days?[/p][/quote]nobody 03alpe01
  • Score: -16

6:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

IronLady2010 says...

I do love the voting system. I try to aim for -30 it makes some saddos happy
I do love the voting system. I try to aim for -30 it makes some saddos happy IronLady2010
  • Score: -20

6:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Reality-man says...

Saintly Sam wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
A polished turd
That you are.
C0ck
[quote][p][bold]Saintly Sam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: A polished turd[/p][/quote]That you are.[/p][/quote]C0ck Reality-man
  • Score: -11

7:36pm Mon 17 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

where are the chavs hanging around now
where are the chavs hanging around now mickey01
  • Score: -1

7:52pm Mon 17 Feb 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

return the site to nature ,move them to portsmouth.
return the site to nature ,move them to portsmouth. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: -2

8:32pm Mon 17 Feb 14

elvisimo says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
return the site to nature ,move them to portsmouth.
Yep. Completely wasted on the scum bag sound there. Doubt many can read. They were however quite efficient at extracting protection money from the remaining precinct businesses. Weston estate most be one f the finest example of how social engineering can go wrong.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: return the site to nature ,move them to portsmouth.[/p][/quote]Yep. Completely wasted on the scum bag sound there. Doubt many can read. They were however quite efficient at extracting protection money from the remaining precinct businesses. Weston estate most be one f the finest example of how social engineering can go wrong. elvisimo
  • Score: -4

8:34pm Mon 17 Feb 14

sotonboy84 says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
return the site to nature ,move them to portsmouth.
It's half way there. Evolution is reversing which explains the Neanderthal appearance of the inhabitants.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: return the site to nature ,move them to portsmouth.[/p][/quote]It's half way there. Evolution is reversing which explains the Neanderthal appearance of the inhabitants. sotonboy84
  • Score: 6

7:32am Tue 18 Feb 14

KattiekinsSoton says...

Ridiculous how some of you readily tar everyone who lives there with the same brush. I know plenty of people that live there who are law abiding and respectable. Yes there are chavs and feckless people that live there, but that is the case all over this city. Quite frankly, I suggest that YOU go and try to find somewhere where everyone is as perfect as you obviously are!
Ridiculous how some of you readily tar everyone who lives there with the same brush. I know plenty of people that live there who are law abiding and respectable. Yes there are chavs and feckless people that live there, but that is the case all over this city. Quite frankly, I suggest that YOU go and try to find somewhere where everyone is as perfect as you obviously are! KattiekinsSoton
  • Score: 21

2:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

LadySam says...

French company? Oh so there are absolutely no British firms willing or able to take on this project? That said, it is about time these 1960s monstrosities were demolished; tower blocks, the lot.
French company? Oh so there are absolutely no British firms willing or able to take on this project? That said, it is about time these 1960s monstrosities were demolished; tower blocks, the lot. LadySam
  • Score: 2

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