Solent Gateways Programme

Local Growth Deal business case


BBP Regeneration was appointed on behalf of Southampton City Council, Isle of Wight Council, Red Funnel Ferries and Royal Pier Waterfront (Southampton) Ltd (a subsidiary of the Lucent Group)  to prepare an overarching business case for the £560m Solent Gateways Programme, supported by a Transport Business Case for the replacement of the ‘Floating Bridge’ across the River Medina on the Isle of Wight.  This major regeneration programme for Southampton’s waterfront includes the Royal Pier Waterfront scheme, and the regeneration of East Cowes town centre and waterfront.


The programme enables new ferry terminals at Trafalgar Dock in Southampton and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, improving connectivity and capacity across the Solent, boosting economic growth and tourism.   Our work was compliant with HMT Green Book guidance, as well as HM Government’s LEP Assurance Framework.


The business case helped to secure £15 million Local Growth Deal investment.