Revised proposals for Silver Hill

Press Release: 02/07/2014

Cross Keys Square

Important changes to the £150m Silver Hill regeneration scheme are outlined in a report to Winchester City Councillors.

The revisions introduce more trees, water features and public art, greater diversity in building sizes and materials, and improved facilities for cyclists and shoppers.

The changes are to a scheme which already has planning consent granted in 2009 and which includes a Compulsory Purchase Order.

Winchester City Council’s Cabinet will consider the changes to the scheme at its meeting on Thursday 10 July and will consult both the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the full Council for their views.

If the variations are agreed by the Council as landowner of the site, TIAA Henderson Real Estate will seek planning consent for the revised scheme. There will be another period of public consultation during the planning application process. If consent is granted, development should start in January 2015.

The Silver Hill scheme covers 630,000 sq ft – a quarter of the city - and includes shops, homes, a medical centre, residents’ and public parking, cafes and public squares.

More information about the proposals is available on the City Council’s website at