Portsmouth Football club and Sellar Properties have today unveiled ambitious plans for a £600m development in Portsmouth.
Designed by Olympic stadium architects Herzog & de Meuron, a new football stadium will seat 36,000 people. The Waterfront Quarter scheme will also include more than 1m sq ft of residential on a 13-acre reclaimed land site adjacent to the city’s dockyards, as well as a 1.5 acre public space.
As part of the plans, the club’s previous stadium site at Fratton Park will also be redeveloped once the new stadium is completed. Make Architects has been commissioned to draw up designs for 750 new apartments on the site.
Planning applications for the proposed development will be submitted in the autumn. Subject to consent, reclamation work could get underway by 2008, and construction of the stadium the following year.
James Sellar, chief executive of Sellar Properties, said: “We are proposing a Waterfront Quarter of the highest quality design set amidst the historic dockyards. This scheme is set to become an international icon reflecting Portsmouth’s historic and future status as one of the UK’s principal cities.”