Working closely with landowners and partners in 2017 we successfully secured £5 million of funding from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP) into help bring this key site forward for development.
LEAD: Borough of Poole
flood protection for the next 100 years
unlocking regeneration sites
creating up to 850 new homes
completion of Port Link Road
cutting traffic congestion
new pedestrian & cycle routes
The former power station is the largest site within the Twin Sails regeneration area and was awarded Government Housing Zone status in 2015, in recognition of its importance as a strategic housing site. Owing to the recession, the sustained impact on the house building industry and the site’s technical and environmental constraints, it has sat dormant for decades. However, confidence in Poole’s two-bridge system and progress on other Hamworthy redevelopment sites has led to support from the DLEP and Homes England to resolve the viability issues.
The former power station is set adjacent to the protected location of Holes Bay. Constraints centre around its former use and special designations, making it costly to develop and, until now, financially unviable. Technical constraints include:
The site’s physical location alongside the environmentally sensitive Holes Bay also means that consideration for the environment is paramount. Its special designations include :
The £5 million DLEP funding contribution has been allocated to help raise and repair the quay wall, provide a new public quayside alongside Back Water Channel, and to complete the Port Link Road. This is vital infrastructure on this site to protect developments from the risk of tidal flooding for the next 100 years. Benefits also include: