Key Dates

June 2007

An outline planning application (07/00985/OUT) was submitted to Southampton City Council, seeking consent for the demolition of the majority of the buildings and redevelopment on Boldrewood campus as the Maritime Centre of Excellence (MCE).

September 2007

Southampton City Council resolved to grant outline planning consent for the MCE proposal subject to completion of a legal agreement, the discharge of conditions, and approval of reserved matters.

June 2008

Enabling works began on site which started to prepare the site for the planned Phase 1 redevelopment.

July 2008

The Phase 1 detailed design proposals was submitted to the City Council.

August 2008

Demolition of lecture theatre block to start.

Autumn 2008

Work is planned to take place to create a new entrance to the site from Burgess Road.

28 Octobers 2008

Phase 1 planning application is expected to be considered by Southampton City Council's Planning and Rights of Way Panel.

Spring 2009

Work will start on site for Phase 1 construction.

Summer 2010

Occupants of Boldrewood B62 will be moved to their new accommodation on the Highfield campus.

Autumn 2010

Work will start to prepare Boldrewood B62 for demolition.


Staff from the University's School of Engineering Sciences and marine engineers from Lloyd's register will occupy the first new building of the Phase 1 development.