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Portsmouth demolition specialist Hughes and Salvidge has started carefully bringing down Horatia and Leamington Houses from the top down and a design team from local authority housing experts Karakusevic Carson Architects is helping us to masterplan for the redevelopment of the site.

We have launched a community panel which is at the heart of everything we are doing with the deconstruction of the blocks and with the redevelopment of the area.

We have committed to replacing the blocks with a minimum of the 272 council-owned homes that will be lost. The community panel has asked us to improve green open space, play areas and community facilities. This will be part of a high quality, sustainable, mixed-use urban neighbourhood that is attractive to residents and works well with the surrounding area.

Click here to watch project information and event videos, read news stories, and look at every project document and report.

If you have any questions about the deconstruction, call  site liaison officer Lewis Smith on 07387 411668, or email

If you would like to join the community panel; call Tim Raw on 07901 100537 or email

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Horatia House, Meriden Road
Leamington House, Earlsdon Street


At least 272 new homes

Green open space, play areas and community facilities

We will recycle 97% of the materials from the deconstructed buildings

90% of the work force lives locally

The whole fleet meets clean air zone requirements

100+ lorry movements will be saved by crushing and reusing material on site


Portsmouth City Council

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