Summix Capital and Evolve Estates have secured planning consent for a new build-to-rent scheme on land adjacent to the Richmond Gardens Car Park in Bournemouth following approval by BCP Council’s Planning Committee.
The proposals would see the delivery of 211 high-quality new homes available for rent alongside new commercial facilities, retail space and landscaping improvements on the underutilised brownfield site.
The site is in a highly sustainable location benefiting from close proximity to shops and services, employment opportunities and public transport links. The proposals also include the provision of 362 cycle spaces and car club parking to encourage sustainable travel.
The 211 new homes on site will provide a range of housing sizes to cater for demand in the local area from young professionals right through to growing families.
Stuart Black, development director for Summix Capital, said: “We’re pleased our proposals to redevelop the Richmond Gardens site with much-needed new homes have been approved by BCP Council.
“This scheme will add to the range and mix of housing options available in Bournemouth, with new residents benefiting from its town-centre location and close proximity to an array of shops, services and employers.
“The proposals also present an opportunity to revitalise this part of the town centre with development expected to support more than 370 jobs during construction and in the wider supply chain.”
Danny O’Keefe, partner of Evolve Estates, said: “We are delighted to deliver this consent alongside our partners Summix, helping to add more diversity and community to the town centre of Bournemouth. Such consents are excellent ways to help improve high streets in an increasingly challenging climate.”