The Silver Hill Area
The Silver Hill area of Winchester City Centre (also sometimes known as Broadway Friarsgate) has been earmarked for regeneration for several years. The site includes the bus station, Wool Staplers warehouse, the medical buildings on Friarsgate and Tanner Street, Kings Walk, The Post Office, Friarsgate multi storey car park and properties fronting Silver Hill, including the Sainsburys supermarket.
After six years of dialogue, in December 2004 Winchester City Council entered into a development agreement with Thornfield Properties plc to bring forward the redevelopment of this part of the City Centre, in accordance with the adopted Broadway Friarsgate planning brief. Thornfields have now gone into administration leaving the site in a state of limbo, some buildings are partially empty such as the medical buildings on Friarsgate, whilst others such as the bus station are in full use.
The site is in the centre of town.
A diverse range of building stock, which are currently used for diverse purposes.
An internationally known city with a fascinating history.
Highly developed tourist trade.
Winchester School of Art.