DPP has secured planning permission for a new 200-bed hotel and 176-unit residential development in Portsmouth city centre.
The development is set to be a game-changer for the city centre, with a 19-storey outline residential development and a new hotel that will bring new life to the site of the former postal sorting office.
The development will be located on a Brownfield site in the heart of the city, regenerating a prominent landmark site. The plans will preserve the active post office on the ground floor whilst providing much-needed housing, while the new hotel will cater to the growing demand from both business and leisure travellers. The scheme, designed by HGP Architects, converts the existing sorting office building whilst promoting a prominent landmark tower to house the residential element of the proposals.
Tom Molyneux-Wright, Principal Planner at DPP, commented:
This is an exciting new development that will bring a new lease of life to this important city centre site. We are thrilled to have secured planning permission for the new hotel and residential development, and we look forward to working with the applicants to bring this project to fruition.
The outline for the residential development includes up to 19 storeys, and a reserved matters application will be submitted in due course. This will ensure that the final design of the development is in line with the local council’s vision for the area.
Image: HGP Architects