Impact of waterfront redevelopments on local regeneration: a case study of Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth

Preen, James (2011) Impact of waterfront redevelopments on local regeneration: a case study of Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this research is to assess the impact waterfront regeneration has had on local regeneration using the case study of Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. In order to achieve this aim, four objectives were established. The first was to discover the perception that the local community has of Gunwharf Quays. The second was to assess the social and cultural benefits that Gunwharf Quays has brought to the local community. The third was to evaluate what effect Gunwharf Quays has had on the local economy. Finally, the fourth was to determine the demographic profile of Gunwharf Quays.

    From the literature review it was established that the main drivers of any flagship development, such as Gunwharf Quays, are to encourage tourism, inward investment and high-income households.

    The research strategy was to use two primary research methods and one secondary research method. The two primary research methods was a questionnaire for the local community and three interviews for experts in regeneration and waterfront redevelopment, in particular Gunwharf Quays. The one secondary research method was statistical research that looked into the demographics of the Gunwharf Quays local area.

    The main conclusions were that Gunwharf Quays had many benefits to local economy such as an increase in tourism and inward investment. However, Gunwharf Quays has been designed to contain its visitor within the confines of the site and not spill out in the local area which has left area, such as The Hard, in need of regeneration.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 15:41
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:53
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/6103

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