Crest Nicholson Regeneration and boat builder Palmer Johnson have got the go-ahead for the £500m redevelopment of the former Vosper Thornycroft shipyard site in Southampton.
Crest Nicholson’s plans for its site, Centenary Quay, include more than 1,600 homes, a hotel, offices, a supermarket and three waterfront apartment towers as well as a public plaza.
Palmer Johnson, which put in an application for the other element of the site, plans to set up a marine employment quarter.
The council's economic development cabinet member, Royston Smith, said: ‘The Crest Nicholson application features high quality design, but we must ensure that it is appropriate to the existing surroundings.
‘The council has always held a shared vision with SEEDA to see Woolston Riverside regenerated and revitalised. With the Marine Employment Quarter also going ahead the city has just taken a giant leap towards a new era of economic growth.’