Lansdowne Business District
Growth Deal funding up to £8,500,000
Allocated to Bournemouth Borough Council
More than 4500 jobs and an estimated £200m worth of investment is underway at Lansdowne, Bournemouth.
£8.5million Local Growth Funding secured by Dorset LEP is being invested into creating a world class business district at Lansdowne, Bournemouth.
The funding is being used to improve the access from the train station up to what will eventually be the major new business district, including pedestrianising parts of the Lansdowne area.
Lansdowne Bournemouth has exciting potential for growth, both in terms of supporting existing businesses to grow and encouraging new businesses to start up.
Talent, transport access, digital connectivity and good quality office space all influence the decisions of businesses as to where to locate. In an age where technology is allowing more flexible and mobile working, increasingly what locations can offer in terms of ‘lifestyle’ is also having a much greater influence. All these factors make Lansdowne Bournemouth a very attractive place for businesses to start up.
Working with landowners, Partners and businesses the Council is committed to deliver the Lansdowne Vision:
“Lansdowne is a place that is vibrant and dynamic, smart and enterprising, connected and networked. It is a buzzing and exciting place where ideas, innovation, technology and enterprise flourish close to the free and relaxed climate of the beach. A place where workers, visitors, residents and students exchange ideas and knowledge in the many vibrant streets, plazas and parks. The synergy of education, places to live, dynamic workspaces and culture create an atmosphere of enterprise.”
Through the government’s Growth Deal investment urban realm improvements will help to attract more visitors to Bournemouth, particularly by rail, as well as helping Bournemouth University to attract more students to their Lansdowne campus.
Access from the rail station will be considerably more attractive and safe, providing a welcoming gateway into the Lansdowne business district and onwards into the town centre.
Walking, cycling and public transport facilities will be improved helping to ensure that future development will be sustainable.
The combined investment, taking into account public realm improvements and new building developments, is estimated to be worth in the region of £200M.
For further information visit the project website - Lansdowne Proposed Vision - Bournemouth Borough Council