Ceremony at Carter’s Quay marks key milestone of Poole rejuvenation

Ceremony at Carter’s Quay, a Build to Rent development in Poole, marks the start of BCP Council's plans to reinvigorate the local area.

Ground breaking event at Carters Quay. Left to right: Nish Malde Inland Homes, Cllr Steve Baron BCP Council, Cllr Daniel Butt BCP Council, Sarah Longthorpe BCP Council, Cllr Philip Broadhead BCP Council and Paul Burgess Inland Homes | BTR News
Ground breaking event at Carters Quay, Poole by Inland Homes. Left to right: Nish Malde Inland Homes, Cllr Steve Baron BCP Council, Cllr Daniel Butt BCP Council, Sarah Longthorpe BCP Council, Cllr Philip Broadhead BCP Council and Paul Burgess Inland Homes.

A ceremony at Carter’s Quay, a Build to Rent development in Poole, took place on Friday 15 July, marking the start of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s (BCP Council) plans to reinvigorate the local area.   

Cllr Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration at BCP Council, and Sarah Longthorpe, Director of Regeneration, BCP Council, together with dignitaries from BCP Council, Ward Councillors for Hamworthy and senior staff at Inland Homes, were in attendance to celebrate kick-starting the rejuvenation of the area.

Situated between the bridges on the waterfront at Hamworthy, the Council’s acquisition of the Carter’s Quay Build to Rent scheme forms part of BCP’s wider regeneration and investment programme in Poole. The programme aims to create a healthy, vibrant environment where people can live and work, and businesses can thrive.

“Regenerating Poole at pace is one of the top headlines in our Big Plan, and here we are getting started on site with exactly the sort of vibrant scheme that this waterfront deserves.

“We said we would deliver much-needed homes for the community and ensure they contribute towards our wider promise to revitalise Poole. The opportunity to provide a mixed-use scheme of new homes and hospitality and retail opportunities really hits the bullseye, as we help to create one of the best coastal places in the world in which to live, work, invest and play.”

Cllr Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration, BCP Council
Left to right - Cllr Philip Broadhead and Nish Malde from Inland Homes | BTR News
Left to right – Cllr Philip Broadhead and Nish Malde from Inland Homes.

BCP FuturePlaces, the council’s newly created Urban Regeneration Company, has been working closely with specialist house builder and brownfield developer Inland Homes, to advise on design and placemaking aspects. Their aim is to complete a sustainable development with an enhanced waterfront promenade and public realm.

“We are delighted to work with BCP Council to deliver these much-needed new homes and to achieve their vision of creating a sustainable, healthy and vibrant place to live. It’s wonderful to be part of this vital regeneration of Poole by constructing high-quality, sustainable homes.”

Nish Malde, Group Finance Director, Inland Homes

Carter’s Quay is expected to complete by the end of 2024. The scheme will include 161 Build to Rent homes – a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Homes will be available for private rent through the council’s wholly owned company – Seascape Homes and Property Limited.

“I look forward to spotting the crane in the sky when I’m in the town over the next few months and seeing this priority area for our regeneration plans progress.”

Cllr Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration, BCP Council