Site and context
The development site is located on Richmond Gardens, at the town centre of Bournemouth. Set adjacent to the main access road A338 Wessex Way at the junction with the A347, forming part of the entry gate into the town centre. Richmond Gardens is set adjacent to the business district on Richmond Hill offering main linkages to prime shopping area on Old Christchurch Road to the southeast of the site.
The development at Richmond Gardens is being undertaken as a joint development to deliver a building of landmark quality that is highly attractive and that aspires to vitalise this under-used and under-developed inner city site. The new mixed-use development will offer commercial use, student beds and a market residential scheme over several storeys from street level.
A planning application was submitted in 2019 and subsequently appealed. The Hearing took place in January 2020 and the appeal allowed and permission granted by the Inspectorate in February 2020.