Richard Carr’s £100m Salterns Marina plan gets the green light

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Salterns Marina in Poole is set for a £100m upgrade after the council gave property consultant Richard Carr’s plans the go-ahead.

How Salterns Marina might look

How Salterns Marina might look

The redevelopment will change the face of the Marina with a brand new seven-storey development overlooking Poole Harbour, a five-star hotel and 73 luxury apartments being developed on the site of the old hotel.

Richard Carr has acted on behalf of Salterns Marina to put together the application and has previously said: “They believe that the time has come to give Poole a world class marina, a new hotel, spa and a high quality restaurant overlooking our magnificent harbour.”

Carr also revealed that he is in negotiations with the owners of the iconic popular restaurant in London’s West End, the Ivy, about potentially opening rooftop branch at the new building which is set to replace the Harbourside Hotel.

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A home with a beach view tops most desired poll

Poole-based property developer Richard Carr was pleased to read the results form a recent poll which found the Brits most desire a beach view when searching for a new location.

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Poole has some of the best beach views in the UK

This should come as good news to developers on the south coast of England and in Richard’s area of Poole, who can offer properties with fantastic views overlooking Branksome and Sandbanks beaches.

71% of the people who took part in the poll by curtains and blinds firm Hillarys said that when it came to location, a beach view was highly desirable.

Other notable statistics from the research, include:

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Remembering Tower Park – Richard Carr

For regular readers of the Bournemouth Echo you will have seen their recent article reminiscing about Tower Park and its most popular attractions Ice Trax and the Venue; the latter was owned and operated by Allied Leisure PLC.

Richard Carr was the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Allied Brand formally Restaurants and then becoming Allied Leisure PLC. He had built the company from the start in 1981 before floating it on the London Stock Exchange in 1987. In 1990 he sold the Restaurant Division to Grand Metropolitan for in excess of £13 million.

Although Richard wasn’t the land owner of Tower Park, he is widely recognised as being the catalyst that made it happen. Staking his entire reputation on the venture at the time (1989), Allied Leisure took the lease for almost all of the park!

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Richard Carr at the Venue – www.bournemouthehco.co.uk

 

In total, Allied Leisure PLC rented over 1.5 acres of space and helped Tower Park become the ‘out of town’ leisure concept which proved to be a national success and was replicated all over the UK.

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Poole Council grants first commercially viable scheme in Regeneration Area

Press Release – 14/01/2016

Poole Property Developer Richard Carr has had his proposals for an apartment and commercial space scheme in Poole’s Regeneration Area approved by the Poole’s planning committee.

Following a ten year wait, Poole’s Planning Committee has given the green light for the first commercially implementable scheme in the Regeneration Area.

Richard Carr’s scheme will see 57 apartment’s delivered along with a number of commercial units.

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Richard Carr’s latest development will be in the Poole Regeneration Area

Development for the “landmark” scheme will begin later this year and Richard Carr hopes he has set the ball rolling for further growth in the area.

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Poole deserves a ‘world class’ marina

Poole-based property specialist Richard Carr has promised to deliver a world class marina and hotel if the £100 million plans to redevelop the current Salterns Marina are approved.

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Salterns Marina on Richard Carr website

The current Salterns Marina hotel, which will be redeveloped if plans are approved

Richard has worked on a number of Poole developments during his 30 years in the property sector, with examples available in the ‘Development’ section of his website.

Acting for Salterns Marina, Richard Carr hopes to have plans for the redevelopment work with Poole planners by the end of the year and if successful look to start work this time next year.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, Richard said: “Effectively what it brings Poole and the area is world class status.

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Latest Richard Carr development making headlines

Development Specialist Richard Carr is spearheading the re-development of Salterns Marina in Poole, which is set to receive a £100m facelift if plans are approved by the local council.

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Architects view of planned Salterns Marina development

An artists impression of Salterns Marina

News of the facelift, which has been developed by Richard, proved popular with both local media in Poole and industry publications across the UK.

Revealed on Monday, the news has been published on 10 website with links to all the articles available via the ‘Press’ section of Richard’s website.

The news broke on Saturday morning via the Bournemouth Echo, who wrote about Richard Carr’s £100m development.

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Fortitudo Property and Richard Carr featured in the Bournemouth Echo

Poole-based Fortitudo Property and Development Specialist Richard Carr have this week featured in the Bournemouth Echo thanks their Lilliput Road development.

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Screenshot of Richard Carr’s press article in the Bournemouth Echo

Richard Carr has worked for the company for the past year, managing developments across the Poole area. In recent times he has spearheaded a project, which will see four properties in the exclusive area of Poole demolished and replaced with luxury flats.

The areas local paper, Bournemouth Echo, picked up the story because of the record breaking developer contributions that the development will make to the “cash strapped council”.

The four developments (74, 76, 78 and 80 Lilliput Road) will contribute totally £300,000 in social housing and a massive £1m in community infrastructure levy. The money will help the council improve areas of the community, whilst providing much needed funds for social housing.

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Bournemouth is the UK’s fastest-growing digital economy – who would have thought it?

Richard Carr, a Commercial and Residential Development consultant based in the south east of England, is delighted at the recent news that Bournemouth is the UK’s fastest-growing region in the digital economy, as reported by the telegraph.co.uk.

Digital economies booming outside of London

Richard Carr Bournemouth Coast

Bournemouth Pier

The average perception of Bournemouth is one of sand, sea, and the Pier! How many people would have put the coastal resort town down as being the home of the country’s fastest-growing digital economy?

The majority of outsiders wouldn’t have, but those that reside and operate in the area are well aware of the burgeoning digital hub that is being created in the town.

74% of the UK’s digital firms are now based outside of London with Bournemouth, Liverpool and Brighton emerging as the industry’s runaway leaders.

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