An artist impression of what Southampton’s new Red Funnel Ferry terminal will potentially look like has been released. Final plans are yet to be signed off with the proposal going in front of the public next week.
If shipbuilding returns to Southampton, after BAE Systems’ recent departure from neighbouring Portsmouth, and the last shipbuilders in S’ton relocated to Pompey over 10 years ago, many would say this was ironic. And yet it’s exactly that situation which could be likely for the city’s Centenary Quay development.
Hampshire’s economy is set to receive a huge £350m boost after The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership secured £124m of government money. This cash injection aims to create new homes and revitalise the economy by providing thousands of new jobs.
Despite announcing 2600 job losses supermarket giant Morrisons have vowed to carry on with two new Southampton supermarket developments.
A meeting set to take place at Portsmouth City Cathedral tomorrow to discuss how Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie can bring his America’s Cup Sailing Team to the city is still due to go ahead. A number of objections from residents have cropped up regarding the site in Old Portsmouth and this is a chance to get concerns out into the open.
A new report shows Southampton is bucking the trend when it comes to youth unemployment in the area. Many cities across the UK are suffering from more than 25% of 16-24 year olds not in full time employment. Southampton, however, was found to have less than 13% in a study carried out by Work Foundation.
Campaigners fighting to stop the Talking Heads in Southampton closing down for good believe a new investor could have the venue open again as early as next month.
The news comes after the established live music venue and public house closed its doors to punters at the start of 2012, with then-owner Mark Hughes stating the economic slump being responsible for ceasing trade.
Southampton Airport announced today opening for 100 new positions at the Hampshire travel hub and was immediately inundated with over 5,000 applicants clamoring for the jobs.
HR director Caroline Morton said, “We were really surprised to see so many people show up. We really weren’t expecting so many applicants”.