Working in partnership with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Morgan Sindall Investments has formed the Bournemouth Development Company. With a shared vision to reinvigorate Bournemouth town centre, the partnership has delivered new homes, new student accommodation and a better town centre experience for residents and businesses

Regenerating Bournemouth, supporting the Council's vision. The Bournemouth Development Company has made a real impact since its inception in 2010

Not only is the aspiration of the Council’s town centre vision well on the way to being realised, but footfall is significantly up in the town centre. This is at a time of unprecedented challenge for high streets, and at a rate that is markedly higher than in other equivalent towns.

As well as enhancing Bournemouth’s reputation as a premiere destination for living, working, learning and visiting, we are really proud to say that the partnership has generated an estimated £500m regeneration value.

The partnership model is based on a 50/50 asset share and investment, with the Council contributing land which is matched in value by a cash investment from Morgan Sindall Investments. Investment and profits are shared equally between the Council and Morgan Sindall Investments.

It is a joint venture that began with one development, profits from that have enabled the next and the portfolio has grown organically since to include 17 sites, 555 houses and 310 sq m’s of retail space.

The award-winning Berry Court was designed as a ‘build to rent’ development, aimed at people who may not be ready or able to buy their own home, or do not want to

The £27m development in the town centre delivered 113 rental properties together with a new multi-storey car park that has re-provided 155 public spaces.

The rental model offered tenants secure tenancy agreements, zero administration fees and a professionally managed building, which has continued to be very popular with residents.

Providing safe, secure, high quality housing aimed at younger residents has helped to build a thriving community feel at Berry Court.

Bournemouth Development Partnership - Facts & Figures

schemes in planning
we are working closely with the Council to deliver the Town Centre Vision which includes the £150m Winter Gardens mixed use development.

mixed use development
delivering 350 homes for the Winter Gardens with added leisure and retail facilities, a mini supermarket, parking and new public realm.

invested in new Private Rented Sector apartments
Berry Court is a 113 apartment, build-to-rent scheme, bringing active residents into the town centre.

64 new modern apartments
of which 47% were first time buyers. The Citrus Building is a striking development which also includes commercial space and a popular restaurant

new student accommodation
the Madeira Road project has 278 units and 378 student rooms and was built for the Arts University Scheme in Bournemouth.The project included a 378 space car park.

value of regeneration
over approximately 17 schemes. In total, the partnership will deliver £0.5bn of development over its 20-year life.

schemes in planning
we are working closely with the Council to deliver the Town Centre Vision which includes the £150m Winter Gardens mixed use development.

mixed use development
delivering 350 homes for the Winter Gardens with added leisure and retail facilities, a mini supermarket, parking and new public realm.

invested in new Private Rented Sector apartments
Berry Court is a 113 apartment, build-to-rent scheme, bringing active residents into the town centre.

64 new modern apartments
of which 47% were first time buyers. The Citrus Building is a striking development which also includes commercial space and a popular restaurant

new student accommodation
the Madeira Road project has 278 units and 378 student rooms and was built for the Arts University Scheme in Bournemouth.The project included a 378 space car park.

value of regeneration
over approximately 17 schemes. In total, the partnership will deliver £0.5bn of development over its 20-year life.

BCP Council

BDC has been able to make significant capital and revenue contributions to the council, has delivered new homes with a range of tenure mix, and contributed significantly to the local economy. The success of BDC has been a key factor in attracting a further £250m of investment into the Town. It has been our experience that there is an embedded culture of partnership and partnering within Morgan Sindall, and this has contributed to the success of BDC.

Bill Cotton

Corporate Director, Regeneration & Economy, BCP Council

Bournemouth Development Company 

To find out more about this partnership, please visit the dedicated website.

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