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 of the 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 for two new buildings submitted to the City Council. 

August 2008             

Demolition of lecture theatre block started.

Autumn 2008      

Creation of new entrance to the site from Burgess Road. 

28 Octobers 2008  

Phase 1 planning application considered by Southampton City Council's Planning and Rights of Way Panel - recommendation to approve received.

Summer 2009         

Work commenced on the first element of the Phase 1 construction - a single storey extension to the existing Annexe building.

Summer 2010

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

Autumn 2010

Work started to prepare Boldrewood B62 for the full decommissioning and demolition.

Spring 2011                   

The glasshouse was demolished. Decommissioning and demolition of the main building (B62) on the Boldrewood campus commenced.

21 June 2011

Southampton City Council recommend approval of the detailed planning application for the construction of a decked car park in the north-west corner of the site, in accordance with the already approved masterplan for the site.

August 2011

The demolition of superstructure of the main building will be completed.

September 2011

Start of the construction of Block A, the Lloyd's Register building, and Block B for staff from the University's Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. 

October 2011

Demolition completed and site prepared for Phase 1 redevelopment.

Construction works ongoing.


Two new buildings constructed and fitted-out; landscaping of site completed.  New work of public art installed. Occupation of Phase 1 of the new campus by Lloyd's Register's marine engineers and University engineering scientists.