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A former derelict, underutilised brownfield city-centre site is quickly becoming a thriving, waterfront-living destination thanks to our Chapel Riverside development. The site is central to Southampton’s wider regeneration objectives, with the development designated as one of seven ‘VIP’ sites as part of the Itchen Riverside project.
Developed in close consultation with Southampton City Council, this is a complex regeneration project that will deliver a vibrant mix of 520 new homes, public amenity space, retail units, vastly improved flood defences and commercial buildings specifically reserved for marine-based businesses.
Chapel Riverside is a prime example of our expertise in brownfield site regeneration and the additional value our inhouse construction team can bring. Our investment includes raising the site level and building a critical first section of a 210m sea wall to protect the city at a cost of £2.5m and carrying out extensive remedial works as part of Phase 3. The former Town Depot left a legacy of disused buildings, contaminated ground and large surface-water tanks that needed careful demolition, decontamination and relocation underground at a cost of around £5m. Our ability to manage major civil engineering works in-house gives greater cost and programme control, creating additional value for Southampton City Council.
The first three phases of Chapel Riverside are near completion and we received planning permission for the final two phases in October 2020.
In 2020, Chapel Riverside was awarded Best New Development in the South in the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards and Best Regeneration Scheme at the WhatHouse? Awards.