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 …

Portsmouth’s Commercial Road shopping street set for £300,000 facelift

Portsmouth’s Commercial Road shopping precinct is set to undergo a £300,000 facelift to improve its appearance, and to declutter the shopping high street. Portsmouth City Council will be removing the five ‘senses’ sculptures and some of the wooden tree planters to make it easier for people to move around the …

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Portsmouth Northern Quarter developer releases statement

Pictured: CGI impression of Portsmouth’s Northern Quarter Landowners of Portsmouth’s Northern Quarter — the area of the city where the Tricorn Centre stood, which was due to be revived with shops, a leisure hub, and housing — have released a statement about their future plans following Portsmouth City …

Portsmouth Hotwalls Studios opens after £1.75m investment

The hotly-anticipated Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth opens Friday 8th July following major renovations and investment of more than £1.75m. In August 2014, Portsmouth City Council’s concept received funding from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund. This approval allowed plans for 13 working studios and a brasserie on site. After a …

Arts Lodge in Victoria Park at threat of closure

Mark Lewis, founder and director of the Arts Lodge in Victoria Park, has launched an online petition to save the community space after threat of closure by Portsmouth City Council. The petition states that the council have refused to renew the lease of the building to Art & Soul …

Delays expected on Portsmouth’s Eastern Road from June 20th

Drivers in Portsmouth should be aware that work on the Eastern Road from 20th June 2016 could cause delays outside rush-hour periods. The work, being carried out by Portsmouth City Council, aims to improve safety at pedestrian crossings, increase traffic flow, and make bus journeys more reliable. It’s set to take …

University of Portsmouth students transform disused urban space

University of Portsmouth students have breathed new life into a disused urban space through a community partnership involving local youngsters and Portsmouth City Council. The #IHeartPompey project, led by the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture, saw the Odd Triangle — a neglected area at the end of Guildhall Walk — …

Golden Barque to be restored atop Portsmouth Cathedral

The clock chimes at Portsmouth Cathedral have been silent and the tower clad in vinyl wrapping since July 2015, while vital restoration work is undertaken to repair the structure. On Monday 23rd May, a significant milestone will take place, hailing the near-completion of the works: the Golden Barque …

750 metres of rock being placed to prevent Portsmouth flooding

The next phase of Portsmouth’s coastal flooding defence work begins today, with work starting on the eastern side of Portsea Island around Milton. 750 metres of rock will be placed to prevent future flooding and further erosion of the coastline. The work will stretch from Great Salterns Quay, near Tangier …

Portsmouth butterfly house to undergo £100,000 renovation

Plans to replace the much-loved Cumberland House butterfly house with a modernised £100,000 facility have been announced. The existing butterfly house was added to Cumberland House in 1986, and has always been a favoured attraction with locals and tourists alike, but is badly in need of repair. A new state-of-the-art …

University of Portsmouth team work to standardise sustainable drainage

A new housing development which includes sustainable drainage in the form of a detention basin A guide which could eventually lead to fewer UK homes being flooded is being developed by engineers and surveyors at the University of Portsmouth. The team are working on developing guidance to …