Royal Pier Southampton

This £450 million development will regenerate Southampton’s waterfront quarter. Construction of the development will be phased over a 10–15 year period.

The site, which is owned by Southampton City Council, the Crown Estate and Associated British Ports, will be revitalised and Mayflower Park will be extended to include:

  • Over 800m of waterfront with full public access, clustered around a new 2Ha marine basin
  • Connecting the city with its waterfront and Mayflower Park
  • Up to 50 new shops, waterside restaurants, cafés and bars
  • 730 apartments
  • A 250-bed, 4-5* hotel and spa
  • A major new high quality park-side office development
  • A casino, with leisure and entertainment facilities
  • Civic, cultural/ arts and technology hub
  • Surface & underground car parking with 2,000 spaces, and cycle parking
  • £450 million


One of the key objectives of the Royal Pier Waterfront project is to increase the amount of publicly accessible waterfront and assist in the reconnection of the city centre with the water. The proposals include a continuous waterfront promenade around the whole development, significantly increasing people’s ability to get close to the water.

The proposals involve the redesign of Mayflower Park which is designated as a Public Open Space. Some of the existing park will be used for development but new open space will be created from land reclamation. The resulting park will be larger than the current and will include children’s play facilities.

Ridge has worked with the client to provide Programme Management, Building Services Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering for the project.

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