Lakeside North Harbour

Development Of The Lakeside North Harbour Business Park In Portsmouth Gathers Pace.

The planned 1 million sq ft expansion of the Lakeside North Harbour business park in Portsmouth is now well underway, with the opening of a new Porsche Centre and the completion of the new retail/lifestyle hub and day nursery.

The business park’s anchor 1000 Lakeside office building is now 100% occupied, with tenants including Capita, Babcock and The Southern Co-operative. We have also sold a 3.1 acre site at Lakeside North Harbour to De Vere Group for a new resort hotel.

We are now focusing on the opportunities for the development of bespoke office schemes along the lakeside, with outline planning consent already in place for high quality office buildings of up to 200,000 sq ft. The planned phased development of the 100-acre site also includes further new facilities for businesses located at Lakeside North Harbour, including restaurants and a new medical centre.

The opening of the new Porsche Centre in 2012, marked the completion of the first major new build scheme on the park and followed the sale of a two-acre site to Inchcape at the end of 2011.

A brand new retail/lifestyle hub comprises two single storey pavilions linked to 1000 Lakeside by a tensile fabric canopy and forms an attractive extension to the building’s busy atrium. The hub has recently become home to a new Starbucks, Co-operative convenience store, Co-operative florists, Pressing Needs dry cleaners, and Hair OTT salon, offering a fantastic range of amenities to all occupiers.

The new day nursery, which was pre-let to Tops Day Nurseries, is also now open.

Nick Turner, director at Northwood Regional UK comments:

“We have attracted new occupants to our 1000 Lakeside building from right along the Solent Corridor and expect this to be replicated with the opportunities for bespoke development. The wide choice of land available for new office schemes, the outline planning consent in place, together with outstanding levels of accessibility and on-site facilities, makes Lakeside North Harbour a very attractive proposition for companies seeking prestige new headquarters accommodation.”

Agents for Northwood Regional UK at the Lakeside North Harbour business park are Vail Williams and Hughes Ellard.