The change in suburban districts over the last decade: a case study of Shirley, Southampton

Spraggs, Matthew (2010) The change in suburban districts over the last decade: a case study of Shirley, Southampton. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research paper focuses on the impact regeneration in Southampton’s Central Business District has had on the surrounding community of Shirley. The construction of West Quay in 2000 was set to create multi-million pound investment across the city and increase trade and tourism throughout. This paper looks further than West Quay to concentrate on Shirley an inner city district of Southampton, suffering high unemployment, poverty, low education attainment and poor health. Academic theories were reviewed to probe what Shirley was suffering from and the potential remedies proposed by publications and articles to resolve the situation were evaluated. Interviews with stakeholders in Shirley and questionnaires collecting data from Shirley’s public determined the route causes for Shirley were and whether West Quay had added additional problems to an already fragile district. The paper summarised that Shirley in accordance with the literature and fieldwork suffered prior to the construction of West Quay, however West Quay had brought the problems on further and without subsequent investment Shirley could decay until it was beyond regeneration. However strategies were found that showed Shirley was aware of this situation and is set to address its problems head on in the up and coming years, with the overall aim for the public to be educated, employed and housed in the area.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1029

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