Seafront retirement flats named with Portsmouth history in mind

Housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, has announced the names of its new assisted living and retirement developments in Southsea, inspired by the city’s history. Located on South Parade, Tudor Rose Court will comprise 66 Assisted Living apartments for the over 70’s, and Savoy House will present a further 31 Retirement Living …

Metal frames cut for Team Britannia’s record-breaking boat

Team Britannia’s record-breaking eco boat has taken one step closer to becoming a reality as work starts on cutting out the framing and wheelhouse that will be used to construct the vessel. The Aluminium Boatbuilding Company (ABC) will be firing up the giant cutting machines which will work on the …

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Plans unveiled to turn Kingston Prison into housing

Image credit: Connor Hicks Photography City and Country, the owners of HMP Kingston Prison on St. Mary’s Road in Milton, have unveiled plans for a 270-home development on the site of the former prison. Portsmouth residents were welcomed along to the Victorian site to see the plans …

McCarthy & Stone retirement home approved for Southsea seafront

An architectural concept showing what the McCarthy & Stone retirement home is planned to look like Retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone have been given the go-ahead to build retirement flats on Southsea seafront opposite South Parade Pier on the former Savoy Buildings site. The UK planning inspectorate has given …

Half term LEGO activities

A team of expert LEGO brick builders will be at the Spinnaker Tower this half term encouraging visitors to get in on the action by contributing to a creative mosaic, which will replicate the breathtaking views from the iconic monument’s panoramic windows using layer upon layer of LEGO bricks. Tower-building …
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Sir Ben Ainslie Racing Plans Passionately Supported at Portsmouth Cathedral Forum

As Sir Ben Ainslie approached the podium for the highly-anticipated public meeting at Portsmouth Cathedral on Monday evening, local residents and supporters welcomed him with applause and cheering. The contentious plans for the Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters on the Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth pulled a large crowd to the Cathedral, with Portsmouth citizens and sailing fanatics …

New Theatre Royal Renovations Take Shape With Completed Second Floor

The New Theatre Royal has begun to take shape following the first big stages in a major renovation and regeneration project, which will likely have it playfully dubbed The New New Theatre Royal. The second floor of the New Theatre Royal rebuild has almost been completed. The building, which is …