Multi-million town centre re-birth

A MULTI-MILLION pound investment could transform Fareham town centre almost beyond recognition over the next 20 years.

Regeneration centred on West Street, Market Quay and opposite ends of town, will establish a vibrant focus on culture, nightlife, leisure and shopping. Hundreds of jobs may be created, including 40 next year when the ambitious plan kicks off with completion of a 85-bed £8m hotel above the Shopping Centre for Premier Inn.

Market Quay would come alive at night with a new restaurant complex; more shops, an arts centre, multi-storey car park and hundreds of homes should follow. Many buildings along West Street would be remodelled and be taller. The tatty area around the station would be redeveloped with new shops, businesses and community facilities. Lysses car park would have residential development up to 3 storeys high.