MHA has today announced that a planning application has been submitted for the development of Fisherman’s Dock, located adjacent to the Marina in the heart of Poole. A key vantage point along Poole’s historic Quay, the application looks to further enhance the iconic setting through a comprehensive regeneration project, which will see the construction of 228 apartments, a 118 bed boutique hotel, complete with rooftop restaurant and bar and commercial space.
With unprecedented views overlooking the harbour towards Brownsea Island, the new private and affordable apartments will be spread across four separate and distinctive residential buildings designed to reflect Poole’s quayside heritage.
The proposed hotel and 8,600 sq.ft of commercial space available for a range of uses, including leisure and retail, will cater to Poole’s growing tourism business, attracting visitors and creating much-needed employment opportunities in the process, whilst providing an enhanced and active frontage to the Quay.
As a result of Covid-19, MHA was required to conduct a virtual public consultation for this project. With the help of its dedicated project team, a consultation website and animated sketch video were created, with a specific platform enabling local residents and businesses to comment and interact with the development proposals. Hossein Abedinzadeh, Founder of MHA commented: ‘This project is inspired by the rich history of the site and its local surroundings; not only will Fisherman’s Dock regenerate this part of Poole, it will also give back to the local community with the provision of valuable homes and employment opportunities. This fantastic project will embrace the heritage of the site and create a prime cultural, commercial and residential destination in the heart of Poole.”