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Poole progress (Poole town centre regeneration)

Regeneration is one of our top priorities and it’s happening now. We have an ambitious programme to promote Poole’s economic growth and regeneration by attracting new business, housing and jobs to the town. This will help ensure Poole is prosperous into the future.

We have changed the way we are using council assets. This has resulted in new confidence in us and in Poole as a place to realise regeneration. In recent years we have:

  • successfully attracted over £200m of public and private investment
  • invested in the iconic Twin Sails Bridge to help unlock Hamworthy, the old power station site and the Port for redevelopment
  • improved access routes to the Port and town centre by stabilising the Gravel Hill embankment and replacing the Poole Bridge approach spans. Work continues on West Street and West Quay Road.
  • negotiated a new agreement with Legal & General for a multi-million pound investment in and around the Dolphin Shopping Centre including a new nine-screen cinema
  • progressed the Local Plan which was adopted by the council in November 2018.

Heart of Poole regeneration

We also know there are significant opportunities to transform the heart of Poole Town Centre through the sustainable regeneration of the area north of the town centre around Kingland Road, the bus station and the Dolphin Leisure Centre.

With a thriving and prosperous economy, Poole Town Centre North will be a key destination for residents, visitors, employers and investors through its high quality, mixed-use redevelopment offering an attractive environment with a distinctive cultural, leisure, retail, employment and residential offer. Our plans include:

  • attractive public spaces with improved pedestrian and cycling facilities
  • a new bus station and better connectivity to the railway station
  • over 400 new homes and a new hotel
  • a new leisure centre and swimming pool
  • commercial office space with potential to accommodate the relocation of the civic centre

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Page last updated: 19 June 2019
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