We are excited to share the news that as of today, Winter Gardens has received planning approval from the Bournemouth Borough Council Planning Board. Winter Gardens first came into the office over three years ago, and it's been a great journey working with everyone involved.
Winter Gardens will create a contemporary, elegant and sustainable mixed-use development, providing opportunities for people to live, work and socialise, and is designed to meet the needs of Bournemouth now and in the future. The proposals include:
352 dwellings providing a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats and penthouse apartments
Upwards of 4,000m2 of leisure space
A range of restaurant units fronting Exeter Road
A small supermarket facing the BIC roundabout
Re-provision of the existing 225 public car parking spaces, together with private residential spaces in a decked car park beneath a landscaped podium
Public realm improvements along Exeter Road (part of the Grand Garden Walk), plus a substantial new piazza and linear park connecting through the site
Duncan Johnston, Director, Bournemouth Development Company said: "We are delighted with the planning board’s decision. The commitment to the Winter Gardens site over a number of years, and the hard work of the whole team, has today helped to start a new chapter in the transformation of this iconic but long-disused site.
"Bournemouth has a lot to be proud of, and we want to safeguard this for the future. The regeneration of the Winter Gardens site is a truly aspirational, exciting and significant step in helping the town become the best place to live, work and study in.
"The Winter Gardens will also be a major boost for the local economy, providing modern and attractive spaces for businesses, creating new jobs and encouraging more visitor numbers into the town throughout the year."