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HGP submits 28-storey Southampton tower scheme

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[First look] HGP Architects has submitted a planning application for this £74 million mixed-use skyscraper project in Southampton

At 80m high, the tower would be the city’s tallest building when completed. The scheme includes proposals for neighbouring 16-storey and 9-storey blocks.

Featuring 299 apartments, the Admiral’s Quay scheme is part of Southampton’s ongoing Ocean Village regeneration project. Broadway Malyan won planning permission for an eight-storey scheme on the plot which stalled in 2008.

The Fareham-based studio behind Portsmouth’s contentious Spinnaker Tower was commissioned by Allied Developments – a company part owned by Carphone Warehouse chief Charles Dunstone – to work on the tower.

Peter Morton of the developer said: ‘Our development will be finishing off Admiral’s Quay and end the desolate building site surrounded by a hoarding that has blighted Ocean Village for years.

‘It will now realise its full potential as an exciting mixed-use development situated on the marina, giving the city a waterfront destination to be proud of.

‘The development primarily focuses on the marina frontage and creates plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the views.’

Southampton City Council leader, councillor Royston Smith added: ‘This is a great boost for Southampton’s waterfront and will bring further life to Ocean Village and valuable jobs to the city.

‘This scheme alongside the plans for Royal Pier Waterfront will mark Southampton as a leading waterfront destination in Europe.’

A planning decision is expected later this year.

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