The main site in the Haslar Peninsula regeneration area is the former Royal Hospital Haslar, constructed during the 18th century, which overlooks the Solent. It has been designated as a grade II registered park and includes a number of listed and historic buildings.
The site has been sold to private developers and planning consent has been granted for a major redevelopment scheme, which will see the site used largely for continuing care purposes. Due to the large amount of floorspace there will also be a range of other complementary facilities and uses including homes, a care home, retirement units, offices and business premises, a health centre, a hotel, tearooms, a restaurant/bar and a convenience store, along with a church, public hall and heritage centre.
Work has started on site and through a series of further development proposals, the development will bring back into use a nationally significant historical asset which will bring benefits to the community.
The wider regeneration area includes significant opportunities, with the planned release of Blockhouse and development proposals coming forward for the exceptional grade 1 listed Crimean War Gunboat Yard site.