Muse chosen for Basing View redevelopment

Posted on by John Cronin

Regeneration specialists Muse Developments has been chosen as the key developer for a £200m scheme in Basingstoke.

basingviewMuse is to work in partnership with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council to redevelop the 65-acre Basing View business park.

Basing View was developed during the 70’s and 80’s as the town’s main commercial district. The council has decided that the park is in need of redevelopment to safeguard the long-term future of the site.

The masterplan (artists impression above) proposes a range of distinct commercial areas, predominately offering commercial office space along with leisure, retail and public spaces. A new ‘Urban Office Quarter’ will offer high quality office buildings of four to six stories to complement the existing office buildings. A new ‘Business Village’ will offer a range of smaller, serviced offices that will be made available on flexible terms.

Planning permission was secured in July 2009 and consent was also given for a new hotel within Basing View. Phase one demolition of two derelict 1970’s, ten-storey office blocks was delayed due to the original demolition firm going into administration.

Muse will construct the new hotel as well as new office buildings on five separate sites within Basing View that will offer in excess of 700,000 sq ft of floor space. It is estimated that the project has the potential to take the number of staff working within the park from 5,000 to 10,000.

Commenting on the scheme, Councillor Ranil Jayawardena, Council Cabinet Member for Finance and Property said: “We are very pleased to be working with Muse Developments to drive forward our vision for a modern, regionally recognised, business destination – delivering real economic growth for Basingstoke and North Hampshire.”

Construction work is expected to start in 2012.

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