More than 280 new jobs will be created in Southampton’s historic city centre as part of a £100m development.
The scheme aiming to make replace the dilapidated Bargate shopping centre with a thriving new complex of flats and businesses has been accepted by Southampton City Council.
The plans include a pedestrian walkway, shops and outdoor seating near the newly revitalised city walls.
Sarah Bogle, a local councillor and advocate for the project said: “It’s commercial, it’s accommodation, it’s heritage, it’s regeneration of a very important side of the city. We need to inject some new vitality into the area”.
Despite its central location the Bargate are has been out of use since the early 2010s.