A NUMBER of pipeline development projects are set to be brought forward in Bournemouth this year.

Bournemouth Development Company (BDC), a partnership between the council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, has already completed five developments in the town centre, and its annual business plan will be put before cabinet members next week.

As reported yesterday, the company’s main focus will be on progressing with plans for the Cotlands Road and York Road car parks.

The current proposals would see office blocks built on the site, as well as flats and retail units/cafés.

However, according to its plan, BDC will also start considering proposals for Central car park, Bath Road car parks, Richmond Hill car park, and Town Hall annex building.

For Central car park, a residential-led scheme is currently planned with a mixture of tenure types and target markets.

“An exciting design will need to make best use of the elevated nature of the site, optimise views and attract aspirational buyers to the town,” BDC says in its business plan.

The Bath Road car parks form part of a mixed-use scheme with “leisure, culture, and entertainment uses to complement the Pavilion and encourage greater footfall along Westover Road”.

At Richmond Hill, BDC wants to build a “sustainable, residentially-led ‘beacon’ scheme” with commercial units, car parking and a combination of first homes, affordable homes, and open market ones.

And for the Town Hall annex, BDC states it will “monitor the impact of local government reorganisation on the operational need for this building”. However, it aims to promote a residential or employment scheme for the site.

In the meantime, the company is continuing with its development of 46 flats on the site of the St Stephen’s Road car park, which it began in January.

It will also start work to procure a contractor for its £150m Winter Gardens scheme, which has been described as ‘the largest scheme in the town in a generation’ and includes 352 flats, leisure and retail space, and almost 600 parking spaces.

Construction is expected to begin early next year.

Finally, a planning application is due to be submitted for the Eden Glen car park this year. The proposal is for a block of 60-100 flats aimed at first-time buyers.

Cabinet members will be asked to approve the business plan on Thursday.