Work on Admiral’s Quay has officially started, says developer

Admirals Quay PromenadeFollowing on from our story of two days ago, What is to happen to the Continental Booking Office, we have now had an official statement released to us from the developer, Allied Developments:

Allied Developments can confirm that initial preparation works for the construction of its landmark Admiral’s Quay development are now underway. Allied Developments is committed to keeping the Ocean Village residents, businesses, marina users and berth holders informed during the construction process and will very shortly be issuing a newsletter to all these groups providing information on upcoming works.

The developer has already met with MDL and immediate local businesses.  They will be setting up a dedicated project website (www.admirals-quay.co.uk) as soon as the first information leaflet has been circulated.  The website will provide up-to-date details on progress and answers to key questions.  In addition, a Freephone information line (0800 112 3540) is also operational during office hours (Monday to Friday) to respond to community enquiries.  Communications throughout the process will be ongoing with update leaflets anticipated approximately every six weeks and the website regularly updated with latest news.

We will also be covering the latest news and developments here on OceanVillageSouthampton.com, so make sure you are signed up to our social media channels on Facebook or Twitter to receive notifications.

Peter Morton of Allied Developments said:

“As we are waiting for our first information leaflet to come out I would like to reassure the local community that all work to be carried out in the coming two and a half years will be done so strictly in line with the approved planning consent.

“I would also like to reassure local people that the D Day plaques that are currently found on the exterior of the [Continental Booking Office] building will be treated with the utmost respect and carefully stored during construction so that they can take a prominent place in the new scheme once complete.”

The landmark 26-storey residential tower and supporting 16- and 9-storey residential buildings will incorporate a landscaped terrace at second floor level between the first two buildings. This will provide an ‘exciting space for up to eight new restaurants, creating new, active areas of public space within the marina.’ Construction is anticipated to be completed in December 2014. You can find our detailed analysis of the planning application and its consent here.

We will be reaching out to Allied Developments for further comment and to answer our own questions about the development in due course. As always, please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Background information and our previous coverage of the development can be found here.

Update: 7th August 2012

We have today received the first of the ongoing community newsletters from Allied Developments. This will be distributed to local residents, businesses and berth holders over the coming days.

Admiral’s Quay Community Leaflet #1 (7th August 2012)

The leaflet provides details of the construction contractor Warings Contractors, addresses important concerns relating to dust and noise, and provides a rough timeline for the construction works:

  • Demolition works will commence very soon and will last approximately 4 weeks
  • Initial construction works and works to the substructure will start in Autumn and last approximately 4 months
  • The overall construction works are expected to last for 30 months with completion anticipated in December 2014

In addition to the leaflet, the project website www.admirals-quay.co.uk is due to go live any time now.  The developer has advised that this will be a source of useful, up-to-date information for the community. We will continue to relay project information to residents here on OceanVillageSouthampton.com as we have it.