City Centre Master Plan

Image shows Admirals Quay development at Ocean Village

Southampton's city centre continues to undergo significant and ambitious transformation.  The City Centre Master Plan that illustrates potential developments and urban design concepts and guidelines was launched in 2012. It gives businesses and investors the confidence that Southampton's ambition is matched by a clear vision and ability to deliver.

The 'Very Important Projects' (VIPs) identified for redevelopment are now becoming part of Southampton's new landscape and contributing to the creation of a vibrant and energetic city centre. Since the launch of the Master Plan significant progress is being made on all of the VIP projects.

  • Southampton's new dining and leisure destination WestQuay Watermark is well underway and is due to open late 2016
  • The Arts Complex completes the Cultural Quarter and will open in 2017. The seven new restaurants and bars are now trading
  • Phases 1 and 2 of public realm improvements at Station Quarter have been completed
  • New homes are being built in the Fruit and Vegetable Market Quarter providing 280 apartments for the private rented sector
  • Southampton Solent University's first phase of its transformation of the East Park Terrace campus opened in September 2016
  • Royal Pier Waterfront moves a step closer with the planning application
  • Residential development at Meridian Gardens, part of Itchen Riverside VIP is underway providing 350 new homes


If you would like to be part of Southampton’s success story, discover more about our ambitions and the opportunities available please get in touch:

Jeff Walters
Economic Development Manager

Tel: 023 8083 2256
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