Waterfront regeneration and gentrification: the development of Gunwharf Quays and consequences for Portsea Island

Woollard, Rebecca (2008) Waterfront regeneration and gentrification: the development of Gunwharf Quays and consequences for Portsea Island. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research paper focuses on the impact the property-led regeneration of Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth has had on the surrounding community of Portsea. Upon the opening of the flagship development, it seemed Gunwharf Quays would provide a solution to all of Portsmouth’s problems with its delivery of new jobs, multi-million pound inward investment as well as increased trade and tourism to the residents and businesses of the surrounding area. This paper looks beyond the ‘glitz and glamour’ and addresses the deep rooted urban problems of high unemployment, inner city poverty, dilapidated housing, low education levels and long social housing waiting lists Portsea is currently experiencing. Following interviews with individuals involved in the redevelopment, including a member of the Portsmouth City Council, Berkeley Homes Southern, and a trustee within the John Pounds Community Centre, I set out to analyse and evaluate how the development is viewed by each. With this, it is concluded that although Gunwharf Quays has delivered a ‘renaissance of Portsmouth harbour’, it has done little, if anything, to resolve the urban problems of Portsea.

    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/955

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