Guardian's Gate, Portsmouth

Working closely with Portsmouth City Council, this project was a culmination of Paul Basham Associates planning & technical skills to provide highway input into the redevelopment of the former St Marys Hospital site in the heart of Portsmouth.

The brief

We were independently identified by Highwood Group and Bellway Homes as the right consultancy given their experience of working on various schemes within Portsmouth, in both the residential and care sectors.

Our approach

Paul Basham Associates planning and technical teams undertook the internal highways design, alongside a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan for these two Reserved Matters applications, totalling 192 homes and a 60 bed care home in the heart of Portsmouth.

Working closely with Portsmouth City Council, Simon Cooper and HGP, we established innovative and sensitive approaches to discouraging ‘rat running’ through the site, utilising good Manual for Streets practices, and creating an accessible pedestrian friendly environment.

The result

Now fully built out and occupied both the care home and residential elements of the development looked fantastic in the sun on a recent site visit, we are proud to have contributed to the upturn in the local areas built environment with this modern and innovate estate.

From our client

Highwood have been appointing Paul Basham Associates since their formation and we value their constructive input. We have now worked together on a large range of projects from inception to completion and trust that this will continue. They provide a very personal service which complements Highwood’s approach.

Andrew White
The Highwood Group Ltd