A NEW vision has been unveiled for the Bargate Quarter project in Southampton.

Developers Tellon Capital says the new scheme is a response to the impact of Covid-19 and how it has changed the way people live, work, shop, and socialise.

Previously the plans included new homes, as well as retail space and a new hotel.

Now the scheme has been modified and includes 500 residential units - more than the 287 originally planned - and the hotel unit has been scrapped in favour of more housing.

There will also be 2,515 square metres of retail, down from the 7,343 originally proposed.

Tellon Capital says the scheme takes into account Southampton's Green City Charter, with storage for bicycles available, and will increase access to the city walls.

James Burcher, partner at Tellon Cpital, said: “We are bringing forward a major scheme that responds dynamically to the significant impact of Covid-19, which has changed profoundly how people lead their lives.

“Our response will be to deliver a scheme that is creative, sustainable, green, and deliverable in the current climate.  

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“By scaling back the retail space and withdrawing the hotel in favour of providing more homes for local people, we believe this scheme will make a major contribution in helping Southampton, as one of Britain’s fastest growing economies, to meet its housing targets.

“Additionally, we are keen to enhance the setting of The Bargate and the City Walls and provide highquality public realm improvements that will be valued by residents and visitors alike.” 

Residents can view the propsals and have their say at www.bargatequarter.co.uk.