Jan 02, 2012
This Watkins Gray International designed scheme includes the
first council houses to be built in Portsmouth for over ten years.
The £2.5 million first phase of the regeneration of Somerstown was
completed in the Spring of 2013 and is an attempt to re-energise
The new housing on Winston Churchill Avenue is the latest in a
series of projects WGI has undertaken in Portsmouth. The firm was
also involved in the BSF, which unfortunately was cancelled, and
completed a large residential project for the Ministry of Defence
at HMS Nelson.
Alistair Walker, partner at WGI, said: "We are pleased to be
involved in bringing some of the first new, council funded, social
housing to the city for some considerable time and we would very
much like to be further involved as the whole regeneration
programme gathers pace."
The Somerstown's area of the city is seen by Portsmouth City
Council as a strategically important site due to its proximity to
the city centre, with shopping areas, centres of employment,
education and other amenities, as well as a strong local community.
The council see the regeneration of the area as a way to
re-energise it, making it a more desirable and attractive place in
which to live, and, in doing so, a neighbourhood in which the local
community can be justifiably proud.
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