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Warings Start Building Southampton’s Admiral's Quay

November 13, 2012 by J Wade

Warings, the Hampshire builder who are also helping to expand the Lakeside North Harbour Business Park, have signed a £74m contract with Allied Developments to build the Admirals Quay development in Ocean Village, Southampton.

This development is bringing together many great businesses in Hampshire. The Admirals Quay project was started in January 2011 when Southampton based Allied Developments purchased the land from Barratt Homes. In January 2012 planning permission was granted and by May 2012 HGP Architects had their final plans approved. HGP also designed the Spinnaker Tower and Sails of the South in Portsmouth.

Now that the contracts have been signed the building work can finally commence. The development will consist of 3 high quality buildings of 26 storeys, 16 storeys and 9 storeys. Two of the buildings will be connected by an elevated terrace which will have restaurants and bars and connect to the promenade. The 26 storey building will be the tallest building in Southampton and form a new skyline for the city.

Allied Developments is partly owned by Charles Dunstone, the chairman of Carphone Warehouse and the TalkTalk Group. Its director, Peter Morton, is excited about teaming up with Warings and describes Admirals Quay as being on the most prestigious redevelopment and construction projects in the south east at the moment.

For many years the Admirals Quays area of Ocean Village has been considered an eye-sore and the area has not attracted investment. The new development aims to change this by created new homes and a fantastic location for new businesses to locate.

Warings’ Philippe Jouy says that they are very proud to be a part of this development and hope to make this project a great success for Southampton and the surrounding area.
Work has already started to clear the site. The project is currently due to be completed by December 2014.

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