Lansdowne Business District

Lansdowne Business District, Bournemouth 

Start Date:01/04/2017                             End Date:31/03/2021 


Growth Deal funding up to £8,500,000

Allocated to Bournemouth Borough Council

Project Summary - Develop Lansdowne into a major commercial business district through transport upgrade, public realm, digital infrastructure.

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.


Infrastructure and urban realm improvements:

  • Improving street scene
  • Restricting motor vehicle movements
  • Creation of public space along Holdenhurst Road
  • Improved walking and cycling links to the main rail station

Progress towards forecast: On Target  


  • 1,250 jobs
  • 0.8 HA land unlocked
  • 70 new businesses
  • 470 business start ups

Progress towards forecast: On Target

Lansdowne Bournemouth has exciting potential for growth, both in terms of supporting existing businesses to grow and encouraging new businesses to start up, as well as helping Bournemouth University to attract more students to their Lansdowne campus.

It will also provide a connected and networked place for people to meet and exchange ideas with superfast technology.

Walking, cycling and public transport facilities will be improved helping to ensure that future development will be sustainable.

Lansdowne Business District Full Business Case was signed off at the September 2018 Board and is currently going through contract arrangements and detailed design is ongoing.

For further information visit the project website - Lansdowne Proposed Vision - Bournemouth Borough Council




Contact Details 

Lansdowne Bournemouth 

Chris Shephard

Head of Economic Development & Sustainability

Development Services, Bournemouth Borough Council.

Tel: 01202 454643 



Dorset LEP

Lucy Green, Programme Manager

Tel: 01202 962720





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