Ground-breaking ceremony at Chapel Riverside

Spades go in the ground at the development site

Chapel groundbreaking

Specialist housebuilder and brownfield developer Inland Homes has welcomed dignitaries from Southampton City Council to a ceremony held to celebrate breaking ground at its new Chapel Riverside development, on the banks of the River Itchen. Attendees at the event, including Leader of Southampton City Council, Councillor Simon Letts, visited the site of the former town depot close to Ocean Village to mark the significant progress being made on the 457 home scheme.

Chapel Riverside is one of Southampton’s main regeneration opportunities and has an approximate GDV of £100m. It is set to transform the former town depot with a range of homes, from one bedroom to family properties, all located in a walkable environment with easy access to the river and Southampton city centre.

The Chapel Riverside scheme will include residential properties in a mix of heights and building types. The settings of both the Cross House and American Wharf near to Chapel Riverside will be improved as part of the proposed scheme, which also features a new square with cafes, restaurants and shops as well as spaces for retained and enhanced marine industry and activities.

Plans for the transformation of the site include 300m of river flood defences, the reconstruction of a new underground surface water storage tank for Southern Water and full archaeological investigations of the former Chapel of the Holy Trinity, dating from before 1217AD, as well as a medieval mill and Saxon burial ground on the site.